Smart IP strategy… simple or not?
Day two of the Angel Association Summit 2014, in Auckland, October 15-17 features a presentation from Agricultural technology entrepreneur Greg Mirams who has worked with many angels across the New Zealand, and received investment from Enterprise Angels in his two interrelated companies.
Greg will share personal experiences and views on the role of intellectual property in angel deals. With a particular focus on life science ventures, an important sector of New Zealand’s growing start-up eco-system, this session promises to provide valuable insights to Angels.
Those who participate in the discussion following the presentation will deal with questions key to the success of life science ventures including how to use IP to create investment and acquisition tension.
Greg and Angel delegates will also address the issue of Angels simplifying their approach to IP and protection strategies, including answering the question: how important is it that the company owns the IP? And, can an exclusive license suffice?
This important session will deliver Angel investors with a better appreciation of how to leverage intellectual property and the complexities and role of this asset at every stage from valuation to exit.
Delegates will also have a better understanding of the right questions to ask their IP lawyers and advisors including strategies around deal terms that vest the IP with the investor in the event of the venture’s failure.
For Angels who understand it is important to build a clear picture for themselves of forming IP strategies for use in deals they will make in the future this is a not-to-be-missed opportunity.