IEEE FOOTHILL ENTREPRENEURSHIP FORUM #3 set for JANUARY 31, 2015
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IEEE FOOTHILL SECTION PACE GROUP
IEEE FOOTHILL ENTREPRENEURSHIP FORUM #3
SATURDAY JANUARY 31, 2015
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
AT DEVRY UNIVERSITY POMONA
901 Corporate Center Drive, Room 204-206, Pomona CA 91768
This Forum will be of interest to our Engineers in the IEEE Foothill Section / Inland Empire region as well as all IEEE engineers throughout Southern California who have an interest and a need to know about the critical issues facing Engineering Entrepreneurs and Engineering Consultants. It will help these budding Engineering Entrepreneurs plan their transition from their current professional employment mode into entrepreneurship. Even if you have not made a definite commitment to go this professional route, the presentations and follow-up Q&A sessions should help you consider the potential pitfalls and rewards ahead. This is a plus in your career planning. All practicing engineers, as well as current engineering consultants, will find these presentations timely and informative.
PRESENTATION (1) MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS WITH SOCIAL MEDIA FOR ENGINEERS
PRESENTOR: TRIBHUWAN CHOUBEY
TOPICS INCLUDE: A look at Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Yammer, iPhone app Talko and others. Yes, Social Media, but are they productive for EEs and other engineers? What information do engineers need to communicate? When do they need to communicate it? How best to communicate it?
PRESENTATION (2) UPDATED US PATENT LAW ISSUES FOR ENGINEERING ENTREPRENEURS
PRESENTOR: RAYMOND ROBERTS, BSEE, JD
Raymond Roberts has a B.A. in Mathematics and Computer Science from California State University at Fresno, and a J.D. degree from Santa Clara University, School of Law in California. As an industrial engineer he worked in electronic control and robotics systems for heavy industry. In 1989 he changed careers to become a specialist in intellectual property law. As a member of the California Bar who is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, he has helped Fortune-500 companies build substantial patent and trademark portfolios, and has helped individuals sell rights in their own inventions for five-figure sums. He has been a member of IEEE for 25 years and currently practices in the greater Los Angeles region, as well as maintaining a substantial commuter practice in Silicon Valley and the greater San Francisco bay area.
TOPICS INCLUDE: How has the Smith-Leahy law passed by US Congress in September 2012 been implemented? What changes in this law have been proposed? How would the SCOTUS decision April 2014 in “ALICE” potentially effect engineering entrepreneurs?
PRESENTATION (3) ETHICAL ISSUES THAT CONFRONT THE PRACTICING ENGINEER,
PRESENTOR: FRANK G FREYNE , BEE, PhD
Frank G Freyne PhD has numerous years of experience and consults in the areas of electronics, sensors, electromagnetics, and signal processing. He has been involved in numerous successful large scale systems engineering programs at the Naval Weapons Center, China Lake and several aerospace firms. He has been the IEEE Foothill Section Chair for the past several years; prior to that he was the Chair for the IEEE Foothill MTT/ Antennas & Propagation Chapter. His interests in team formation, motivation, and ethics for business have evolved from his experiences in systems engineering.
TOPICS INCLUDE: Why do Engineers need Ethics? How and Why do Personal Ethics and Business Ethics differ? How do they overlap and complement each other? A view of the historical path which led towards development of business ethics. Some contemporary Business Ethics issues that need discussion, including Insider trading, Software development, EEs changing jobs, Wage fixing.
PRESENTATION (4) START-UP ENGINEER ENTREPRENEURS TELL THEIR STORY
KIP CLYDE BROWN PE, CHAIR CMBJR CONSULTING INC & KENDALL R WATERS PhD, DIRECTOR ACIST MEDICAL SYSTEMS
C.M.Kip Brown P.E.is an expert in multiple areas of electronic design and development. These areas include analog IC, mixed signal ASIC, low voltage CMOS, BICMOS, and high speed video RAM. These designs have been used for medical devices, electro-optical devices, and DSP microprocessor systems. He has been the founder of three engineering start-up firms. He has been an IC Design course instructor, as well as an expert witness in electronic design cases. He joined the Board of the IEEE Consultants Network of Silicon Valley (CNSV) as an At-Large Director in 2013; he is currently CNSV Board Chair.
KENDALL R. Waters PhD is a medical device professional with expertise in minimally invasive technologies for the interventional cardiology market. He has worked at early-stage start-ups as well as mid-size firms, including Volcano Corp, ACIST Medical Systems, and Silicon Valley Medical Instruments (SVMI). SVMI was backed by corporate venture (Zeon Medical, Japan) and acquired by ACIST Medical Systems (part of the Bracco Group, Italy) in 2012. Volcano Corp was backed by venture capital and corporate investors and went public in 2006.
Kendall is a strong advocate for collaborative development strategies and a champion for strong intellectual property positions. He is an inventor on >25 issued and pending patents, author on >50 publications, and a plenary speaker. Kendall has deep-domain expertise in medical ultrasound.
TOPICS INCLUDE: (TENTATIVE) Characteristics of a successful EE entrepreneur.
Planning cycle and risk management. Realistic versus unrealistic expectations in schedules and accomplishments. Salesmanship and marketing efforts. And, most important, Lessons Learned, through experiences.
SCHEDULE FOR SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, 2015
9:00 AM— INTRODUCTION OF ATTENDEES AND SPEAKERS
9:15 AM— PRESENTATION (1) — MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS WITH SOCIAL MEDIA FOR ENGINEERS,
10:15 AM— PRESENTATION (2) — UPDATED US PATENT LAW ISSUES FOR ENGINEERING ENTREPRENEURS
11:15 AM—PRESENTATION (3) — ETHICAL ISSUES THAT CONFRONT THE PRACTICING ENGINEER
12:15 TO 1:00 PM — LUNCH
1:00 PM— PRESENTATION (4) — START-UP ENGINEER ENTREPRENEURS TELL THEIR STORY
2:30 PM TO 3:00 PM — OVERALL Q&A SESSION AND WRAP-UP
FEES AND REGISTRATION:
$30 FOR IEEE MEMBERS; $40 FOR NON-IEEE MEMBERS; $10 FOR STUDENTS
REGISTRATION INFORMATION: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-start-2015-ieee-foothill-entrepreneurship-forum-3-tickets-15125310210
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT FRANK G FREYNE, CHAIR IEEE FOOTHILL SECTION (FGFREYNE@IEEE.ORG)