(ATLANTA– June 4th, 2015)– Wes Anson, accomplished author, international intellectual property (IP) valuation and licensing expert and chair of CONSOR, an intellectual asset consulting firm, will be the keynote speaker for Georgia State University College of Law’s 11th annual IP Hot Topics Luncheon at noon, Wednesday, June 10, at the Georgia State Student Center, 44 Courtland St. SE.
“Wes Anson is exactly the kind of IP expert we want for our IP Hot Topics Luncheon,” said Scott Frank (J.D./M.B.A. ’94), president of AT&T Intellectual Property and chair of the Georgia State Law IP Advisory Board. “Each year we seek practicing thought leaders at the cutting-edge intersection of IP and business. As an IP valuation expert with more than six books and dozens of IP expert articles published, Wes has a point of view on the value of IP in business that southeast innovators and IP attorneys need to hear.”
Anson will share insights on how business leaders are profiting from new integrated intellectual property strategies. In the cases of giants Amazon and Google – fledgling companies just 15 years ago – Anson has observed an ever-increasing pace of technology change leading to rapid emergence of new IP delivery methods (for example, software, content and services) over the Internet and mobile technology.
Anson will share how these IP strategy changes can be better understood and predicted. The evolving first-to-file patent system and availability of open Internet publishing ease the identification of important patents, trademarks and copyrights at an earlier stage. He will help attendees to understand these IP assets and leverage the impact of new IP strategies from these technology leaders and others.
Additional event sponsors include AT&T, the Atlanta Bar Association, Cantor Colburn, Finnegan Henderson, Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto, Georgia Institute of Technology Ernest Scheller Jr. College of Business, Georgia State J. Mack Robinson College of Business, IP Section of the Georgia Bar, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, Lee & Hayes, LES Atlanta Chapter, Merchant & Gould, Murgitroyd & Co., and Sutherland Asbill & Brennan.
11th annual IP Hot Topics Luncheon
Noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 10
learn more at: http://law.gsu.edu/event/11th-annual-hot-topics-luncheon/