Questel is hosting a free knowledge sharing webinar "How to Better Manage Your Patent Renewals and Cost Forecasting Activities" on March 15, 2017, 2PM-3PM EST.  In this webinar, you will learn from experienced Chief IP Counsels the best practices for companies with both medium and large patent portfolios on how to align IP with financial and business goals; from invention disclosures to renewal decisions. Come join us! 

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March 15, 2017 2PM-3PM EST

45min Presentation + 15min Q&A 

Schedule conflicts? - Go ahead and register! Recording and presentation will be shared to all registrants after the event. 

Portfolio pruning and optimization are processes to reduce the abundant waste in many companies’ patent investments and patent balance sheets. Optimizing portfolios and forecasting costs requires continual review and diligence – particularly as technologies and business offerings change over time. In order to achieve a winning competitive advantage, a carefully planned and organized strategy is the key that leads to exponential improvements in R&D and patent investments. 

Our guest speaker, Mr. Brett Hansen, Corporate IP Counsel at Hypertherm, Inc., will share his knowledge and experience pruning Hypertherm’s portfolio, managing renewals and cost forecasting as a case study. Mr. Roger Gobrogge, Managing Director of ITIP ProFiciency and former Head of IP for Rolls-Royce and General Patent Counsel at Dow Corning, will share tips and experiences managing a large IP portfolio and what it takes to make the right management decisions.

In this webinar, you will learn the best practices for companies with both medium and large patent portfolios on how to align IP with financial and business goals; from invention disclosures to renewal decisions. Presenters will talk about the topics such as: 

- How to make decisions whether to abandon or renew patents 
- How to avoid portfolio misalignment 
- How to conduct cost forecasting on new patent filings and renewals 
- Qualifications required to manage a patent portfolio and make a positive impact 
- Tips on how to make effective pruning/maintenance decisions utilizing data and tools 
- How Hypertherm utilizes Orbit Intelligent and Asset to conduct portfolio pruning and save cost 

Brett Hansen 
Corporate IP Counsel 
Hypertherm, Inc. 
Brett is the leader of IP team responsible for managing global IP development and protection for a US manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting technology. His practice focuses on the worldwide development and enforcement the company’s patent and trademark portfolio, including overseeing global litigations as well as counterfeit investigations and raids. Brett is part of the Hypertherm’s Engineering Steering Team and leads innovation development projects for the organization. He manages patent portfolio of 300+ domestic and international patents, worldwide enforcement of IP portfolio, including issues in U.S., Asia, Europe, and South America and development of in-house IP management tools and procedures across multiple technology lines. 

Roger Gobrogge 
Managing Director
ITIP ProFiciency
ITIP is a Michigan based company specializing in IP cost management. Roger’s practice focuses on assisting corporate clients reduce costs and adopt efficient processes in the development of their IP portfolios. Prior to ITIP, Roger was the Head of Intellectual Property at Rolls-Royce Corporation - Americas, the Chief Patent Counsel for Dow Corning Corporation, and an Examiner at the USPTO. He is the 2016 Chair for the IPO subcommittee on International Filing Strategy & Cost Management and a member in the Association of Corporate Patent Counsel (ACPC). 

Eric Moran
Team Lead – Sales Engineer
Eric joined Questel in 2013 as an Account Executive with a focus on client relations and product training. In 2016, Eric was promoted to the position of Sales Engineer and has been collaborating with numerous fortune 500 companies in solving their unique IP related challenges, while also continuing to provide training and product demonstrations for Questel users all around the world. 

About Questel Offerings for portfolio pruning and cost forecasting
Combining Orbit Intelligence and Orbit Asset, equipped with public information and private information respectively, you can utilize a systematic, data-driven approach utilizing best-in-class analytics to help make portfolio management decisions more efficient and spot cost saving opportunities. For more information, contact 

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