Events

October – December 2014

Oct
8
Wed
Embracing Global Market Opportunities: Positioning Your Company for Export Success @ UCSD Extension
Oct 8 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

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Operations Roundtable Presents:

Embracing Global Market Opportunities:  Positioning Your Company for Export Success

U.S. manufacturers are sitting on ‘untapped’ global market opportunity.  80% of emerging business growth lies outside the U.S.A.  Made in USA label and quality are well regarded throughout much of the world.

Discussion will address why manufacturers should sell into global markets; how manufacturers can assess export readiness; the importance of an export growth plan (export strategy); and, positioning for export success:

  • Statistics about global business opportunities
  • The benefits of exporting
  • Assessing our company’s export readiness
  • The importance of an export growth plan
  • Achieving export success
  • How operations/manufacturing can support an export growth plan

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About the Speaker:

Elizabeth Glynn is Export Advisor at CMTC®, California Manufacturing Technology Consulting.  With more than 20 years’ experience in global trade, Glynn has assisted companies in export operations, business development, export compliance, trade finance, and global logistics/supply chain management with the objective of accelerating company investment (in exporting) and maximizing companies’ competitive advantage across global markets.  Previously, Glynn worked with business units in the aerospace sector providing trade expertise to facilitate positioning and delivery of high dollar products to overseas customers. As project manager, she facilitated turn-around projects with companies impacted by import competition. Glynn developed and implemented the startup of export operations (market entry, sales, trade finance, logistics, customer service) for a medical device manufacturer that resulted in expedited market growth in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. As international manager, Glynn streamlined global logistics infrastructure; managed export, import, foreign-based transactions; facilitated multi-country shipments, free trade zone projects; negotiated letters of credit; achieved seamless inspection of a 3rd country in-transit logistics shipment; and, achieved successful resolution of a significant transshipment cargo insurance claim.

 

More Information:

Date: Wednesday, October 8th

Time 7:30am – 9:30am – Registration from 7:30am – 7:45am

Cost: CONNECT Members: Complimentary Attendance is provided by CMTC*

Non-Members: $40.00

Location – UCSD Extension, 6256 Greenwich Dr. Room 317, San Diego, CA, 92122 (Room 317)

 

A light breakfast will be provided

For more information contact Rachel Max, rmax@connect.org.

cmtc*CMTC’s Mission: To create solutions for manufacturing growth and profitability. CMTC is a private, mission-based non-profit Corporation, affiliated with the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). Our affiliation assures performance standards that translate into customer service with consistent high benefits and satisfaction.

 

Oct
23
Thu
CONNECT FrameWorks Workshop: Establishing an Effective Bioscience IP Portfolio @ The Offices of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
Oct 23 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am

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Establishing an Effective Bioscience IP Portfolio

In partnership with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Program Overview:
Bioscience companies rely more heavily on having an effective intellectual property portfolio than do companies based on other technologies. Often, the time required to reach product commercialization in biosciences is several years in the future. As a result, one of the greatest assets for the company is its intellectual property portfolio. Both a sword and a shield, a strong portfolio enables the company to protect the promise that it will be able to maintain a proprietary position in the market relative to its competitors. As a result of its pivotal role in the future success of the bioscience company, the presence of an effective portfolio is key to attracting potential investors.

This workshop will cover basic elements involved in developing a commercially meaningful intellectual property portfolio for a bioscience company. Topics that will be discussed include identifying and protecting bioscience inventions, as well as decision making in developing, managing and investing in the portfolio.

Benefits of Attending:

  • Effects of recent court decisions on the patentability of genetic material and diagnostic techniques
  • How to identify protectable bioscience inventions
  • The types of hurdles that must be cleared in obtaining meaningful patent protection
  • Strategic use of intellectual property
  • Biosimilars
  • Generic competition

A light lunch will follow the workshop for further questions and discussion for interested parties.

Who should attend:
This workshop is reserved for Founders, CEO’s, Entrepreneurs, Managers, Researchers, VCs, Business Development Professionals, and Scientists, ONLY.  Please, no competing law firms.

About the Presenter:

John Wetherell, J.D., PhD. has over 25 years’ experience in intellectual property law. His counseling experience includes intellectual property acquisition, transactional due diligence, patent infringement and validity analyses, freedom-to-operate opinions, as well as licensing and strategic counseling. Dr. Wetherell’s patent prosecution experience includes obtaining U.S. and foreign protection in biotechnology areas such as molecular biology, immunology, nanotechnology, medical diagnostics, microbiology and pharmacology. He also evaluates intellectual property portfolios for both companies and investors.

At Pillsbury, Dr. Wetherell is the partner in charge of the Intellectual Property practice group in the San Diego office, co-leader of the National Life Science industry group, leader of the Stem Cell Outlook and Planning Effort (“SCOPE”), and a member of the Clean Technology Group.

Event Details:
Date:
October 23, 2014
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Optional Lunch 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.)
Location: The Offices of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

12255 El Camino Real, Suite 300

San Diego, CA 92130
Note: A light breakfast will be provided for participants, as well as an optional lunch following the workshop for further questions and discussion.
Contact:  Jackie Leard

Email:  jleard@connect.org
Phone:  858-964-1335

Fees:

CONNECT/MITEF Member: FREE

General Public: $20

At the Door $45 (subject to availability).

Registration will close on or before October 22

Register Here!
Oct
29
Wed
Connect with CONNECT: Cross-Border Innovation @ Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
Oct 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Connect w/CONNECT: Cross-Border Innovation

San Diego’s Premier Networking Event

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Discover how innovations connect our region at our very special fall edition of Connect with CONNECT; Cross-Border Innovations! Travel through our showcase zones where more than 30 startup companies from the Baja and San Diego region introduce you to their latest products and discoveries. Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and generous pours while mingling with 400 plus entrepreneurs, executives, inventors, visionaries, researchers, and people working to grow San Diego’s innovation economy. Perfect for professionals across all career levels, join us to find new opportunities, expand your network, and experience the exhilaration of this unique idea exchange at October 29th’s, Connect with CONNECT!

Who should attend:
Entrepreneurs, innovators, researchers, capital providers, industry executives and professional services providers who are interested in maximizing their connections and looking for a one-stop introduction to the vast array of industries and business opportunities in the San Diego and the Baja Region.

Date:
October 29, 2014

Time:
5:00-7:00pm

Location:
Knobbe Martens
12790 El Camino Real
San Diego, CA 92130
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Connect with CONNECT will take place in the outdoor courtyard.

Beverages and hors d’oeuvres will be provided

Fees:

$25 for Full-time Students

$45 for CONNECT/SME CONNECT Members

$60 for Non-members

$75 October 29 – Day of Event

*Note, cancellations within seven days of event will not be refunded.

Onsite pricing will take effect October 29th!

 

Connect with CONNECT Sponsor:

Lead Sponsor:

Knobbe Martens

 

Lead Partner:

Panache

Partners:

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Program Contact:

Jackie Leard
Program Manager
Email: jleard@connect.org
Phone: (858) 964-1335
Fax: (858) 964-1301
San Diego
Office Address

8950 Villa La Jolla Drive
Suite A124
La Jolla, CA 92037

 

 

Nov
5
Wed
CONNECT FrameWorks Workshop: Mergers & Acquisition @ TBD
Nov 5 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am

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Mergers and Acquisitions in Today’s Economic Environment

In partnership with Allen Matkins

Program Overview:

Despite continuing high unemployment, debt overhang and seemingly endless regulatory and fiscal changes, opportunities for acquiring or selling a company still exist.  In order to successfully navigate an M&A transaction in this challenging economic environment, it is critical that buyers and sellers understand what will be required to be successful in their strategic transaction efforts, particularly in today’s challenging environment.

What you will learn:

  • How companies are obtaining financing in today’s market;
  • How to properly conduct due diligence from a buyer’s and seller’s perspective;
  • Current landscape of the M&A market (valuations, financing alternatives and deal trends);
  • How to address a variety of confidentiality concerns in an M&A transaction;
  • How making operational, financial and legal decisions can help your company maintain its value and remain an attractive partner through the sale process;
  • How operating efficiency, customer/supplier quality, strategic focus, key management effectiveness and other non-financial metrics affect valuations and deal terms; and
  • ·         How to plan and implement a successful post-acquisition integration strategy.

Who should attend:
Anyone on either the buy and sell side who is preparing to engage in a potential merger, sale or acquisition or who wants to have a clear acquisition or disposition strategy in place.

Date: Wednesday, November 5 2014

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Location:  TBD

Note: A light breakfast will be provided for participants

Contact: Jackie Leard

Email: jleard@connect.org
Phone: 858-964-1335

Fees:

CONNECT/MITEF Member: FREE

General Public: $20

At the Door: $45

*Registration will close on or before November 4.

Register Here!

 

Nov
20
Thu
CONNECT FrameWorks Workshop: Business Aspects of Patents @ The Offices of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
Nov 20 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am

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Business Aspects of Patents: A Primer for the Non-Patent Lawyer
In partnership with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Program Overview:
Intellectual property plays a seminal role in the success of many companies.  While adequately protecting innovation is a major economic driver, as with any valuable asset, if it is not properly managed its full potential will not be realized and the company will fail.

This program will focus on the role key business factors play in capturing, managing, and exploiting the intellectual property of the company.

What you will learn:

  • The role of intellectual property in the deal
  • Business transactions where patents are a significant factor
  • Issues of importance to potential investors
  • Key licensing provisions to consider when exploiting the patent portfolio

Who should attend:
This workshop is reserved for Founders, CEO’s, Entrepreneurs, Managers, Researchers, VCs, Business Development Professionals, and Scientists, ONLY.  Please, no competing law firms.

About the Presenter:

John Wetherell, J.D., PhD. has over 25 years’ experience in intellectual property law.  His counseling experience includes intellectual property acquisition, transactional due diligence, patent infringement and validity analyses, freedom-to-operate opinions, as well as licensing and strategic counseling.  Dr. Wetherell’s patent prosecution experience includes obtaining U.S. and foreign protection in biotechnology areas such as molecular biology, immunology, nanotechnology, medical diagnostics, microbiology and pharmacology.  He also evaluates intellectual property portfolios for both companies and investors.

At Pillsbury, Dr. Wetherell is the partner in charge of the Intellectual Property practice group in the San Diego office, co-leader of the National Life Science industry group, leader of the Stem Cell Outlook and Planning Effort (SCOPE), and a member of the Clean Technology Group.

Date:  November 20, 2014

Time:  8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Optional Lunch 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.)

Location:  The Offices of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

12255 El Camino Real, Suite 300

San Diego, CA  92130

Note:  A light breakfast will be provided for participants, as well as an optional lunch following the workshop for further questions and discussion.

Contact:  Jackie Leard

Email:  jleard@connect.org
Phone:  858-964-1335

Fees: 

CONNECT/MITEF Member: FREE

General Public: $20

At the Door $45 (subject to availability)

Registration will close on or before November 19

Register Here!
Dec
4
Thu
Most Innovative New Product Awards @ Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
Dec 4 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Most Innovative New Product Awards, CONNECT’s largest and most prestigious event, attracts more than 700 of the region’s top business leaders, researchers and capital providers. CONNECT continues its tradition of honoring San Diego’s celebrities of innovation along with the groundbreaking new products launched in the last year. More than 100 companies will compete in the rigorous judging process. The MIP awards is to San Diego’s innovation industry what the Academy Awards® is to the movie industry.

 

Table Sales for the 2014 MIP Awards Dinner now open!

 

DATE: Thursday, December 4, 2014

LOCATION: Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
3777 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA 92122

TIME: 5:00pm – 8:30pm

5:00-6:30pm // Finalist Exhibit Hall opens
6:30-8:30pm // Awards Presentation and Dinner

COST:

Individual Seats:

$200 Members | $240 Non-Members

Table of Ten:

$1,800 Members | $2,200 Non-Members

 

Register Here!