Jorge M. Torres     Silas CapitalFebruary 15, 2012
ABOUT ME• Undergraduate work in Biophysics and  Biochemistry• IP Attorney since 2002  – Clerkship at Federal Circuit• Curr...
IP MEGATRENDSFragmented IP                     Convergence                   Big Data    Rights                        of ...
COMPLEXITY & COMPONENTIZATION                     250,000                     Patented                     Inventions     ...
Highly Fragmented IP Ownership                   Source: www.ambercite.com
LITIGATION                                             Litigation                             Fragmented                  ...
WHAT SHOULD WE DO?
WHAT SHOULD WE DO?
ENTREPRENEURSHIP•    We should innovate.•    We should support innovators.
NPES ARE INNOVATING                      Source: Coller Capital
WHERE IS MORE ENTREPRENEURSHIPNEEDED?      ENTREPRENEURSHIP WHITE SPACE
WHERE IS MORE ENTREPRENEURSHIPNEEDED?      ENTREPRENEURSHIP WHITE SPACE
FURTHER READING:• Torres, J.M., “Intellectual property and  venture capital,” Intellectual Asset  Management, 50: 16-20.• ...
THANK YOU
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  1. 1. Jorge M. Torres Silas CapitalFebruary 15, 2012
  2. 2. ABOUT ME• Undergraduate work in Biophysics and Biochemistry• IP Attorney since 2002 – Clerkship at Federal Circuit• Currently, principal investing at Silas Capital• Member, Kauffman Fellows Program
  3. 3. IP MEGATRENDSFragmented IP Convergence Big Data Rights of IP & Finance• Patent • Analytics and • Risk transfer Aggregation business (insurance)• Litigation intelligence • Exchange management • Predictive traded & avoidance modeling securities
  4. 4. COMPLEXITY & COMPONENTIZATION 250,000 Patented Inventions Inside
  5. 5. Highly Fragmented IP Ownership Source: www.ambercite.com
  6. 6. LITIGATION Litigation Fragmented Patent Rights Complexity & Componentized Design
  7. 7. WHAT SHOULD WE DO?
  8. 8. WHAT SHOULD WE DO?
  9. 9. ENTREPRENEURSHIP• We should innovate.• We should support innovators.
  10. 10. NPES ARE INNOVATING Source: Coller Capital
  11. 11. WHERE IS MORE ENTREPRENEURSHIPNEEDED? ENTREPRENEURSHIP WHITE SPACE
  12. 12. WHERE IS MORE ENTREPRENEURSHIPNEEDED? ENTREPRENEURSHIP WHITE SPACE
  13. 13. FURTHER READING:• Torres, J.M., “Intellectual property and venture capital,” Intellectual Asset Management, 50: 16-20.• Torres, J.M., “IP and VC: A framework for funding disruption of the intellectual property markets,” Kauffman Fellows Report (forthcoming).• Nonbillables Blog: www.nonbillabl.es
  14. 14. THANK YOU

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