What Innovators Should Know About Patents
December 1, 2009: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The economy may be upside-down but patent valuations continue to climb and smart money continues to invest in great ideas. This talk will address the ever-changing environment and what entrepreneurs should know to form robust strategies to monetize new technologies.
450 N. Cityfront Plaza Drive
The economy may be upside-down but patent valuations continue to climb and smart money continues to invest in great ideas. This talk will address the ever-changing environment and what entrepreneurs should know to form robust strategies to monetize new technologies. Our presenter will be Gary Grube, President and CEO of Caerus Institute of Open Innovation, an experienced innovator and business executive who offers an insightful guide for building value for your company through the strategic development of intellectual property.
6:00 PM-6:30 PM: Registration
6:30 PM-7:45 PM: Presentation and Q&A
7:45 PM-9:00 PM: Networking at Midway Club
Gary Grube (Speaker)
President and CEO, Caerus Institute of Open Innovation
Gary Grube is the former CTO of Motorola’s $5 billion Commercial, Government, and Industrial Solutions has 108 issued patents in wireless, semiconductors, software, system architectures and standards enablers. As president and CEO of the Caerus Institute of Open Innovation, Grube utilizes his skills for connecting emerging technologies to future market opportunities and creating early inventions and patents around those spaces, helping technology companies bring their innovative visions to life by forming intellectual property strategies and managing the tactical execution of the strategy.
With more than 25 years in the communications equipment industry, Grube has made significant contributions to the creation of entirely new industries including cellular, broadband, and digital two-way, and the establishment of industry-building standards in cellular and land mobile spaces. Grube is also credited with designing the first IP communication system for public safety agencies and has been called upon several times by the U.S. Congress to testify on matters related to homeland security communications.
A frequent public speaker and conference panelist, Grube is known in the industry for his ability to see, shape, and deliver the future. He serves on several industry, university advisory, and non-profit boards. Grube received an MBA from Northwestern University, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois.