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Preventing Intellectual Property Theft by Partners and Contractors

Audiosession with John Avellanet, Managing Director, Cerulean Associates LLC

Location: Your office

Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Time: 12:00am - 12:00am ET

Fee: $295.00


“In the knowledge marketplace of the 21st century information is the currency that buys competitiveness. Firms that lose control of their intellectual property (IP) will spend far more of their bottom line defending their IP in the courtroom than they would have if they had elected to secure it appropriately in the first place.”
John Avellanet, from Building Biotechnology: Starting, Managing, And Understanding Biotechnology Companies By Yali Friedman

US and EU companies have lost almost $600 billion from intellectual property theft. What are you doing to ensure the discoveries and inventions you create are not being stolen by your development partner or contractor?

John Avellanet of Cerulean Associates LLC, an expert on intellectual property security, presents a practical approach to preventing trade secret theft based on his experiences over 16 years in R&D and new product commercialization.

Designed to complement your patent work, Mr. Avellanet’s approach helps you prevent IP theft - before patenting – and then long after. Mr. Avellanet caught several IP thieves in his career, and he will walk you through how to identify the telltale signs that something is amiss.

By attending this 90 minute webinar on November 5, 2008, 1 – 2:30 ET you will come away with a roadmap to protect your IP, whether you’re in a large established company or a small startup.

What you will learn

  • Effective strategies for guarding intellectual property
  • Tactics to minimize the risks of dealing with overseas contractors and services
  • A systematic methodology to ensure IP is identified as early as possible
  • To overcome the challenges of preventing intellectual property theft
  • What IP thieves look for and how to block them


Session Leaders

John AvellanetJohn Avellanet

Managing Director
Cerulean Associates LLC

John Avellanet is the co-founder and principal of the independent consulting firm, Cerulean Associates LLC, and an internationally acknowledged expert, speaker and syndicated author on lean regulatory compliance, preventing intellectual property theft and quality by design.

He is also the publisher of the monthly newsletter, SMARTERCOMPLIANCE™ and the official compliance columnist for the quarterly Journal of Commercial Biotechnology.

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