SCORE Greater Los Angeled


Wednesday, September 14, 2016   

From:  6:30 to 8:30 Pm



SCORE Los Angeles

330 North Brand Boulevard

Suite 190

 Glendale, CA 91203 

Driving Directions 


Janice Kim- 818-552-3206


Pre-register and Pre-pay online $45

Pay at the door $60.00

Check or Cash at the door, we do not take credit cards at the door.

Parking:There is metered parking in front and on the sides of the building.

There is parking in the parking garage for a fee of $11 per day.

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     Intellectual Property and the Business of Licensing.

Patents and licensing have recently become an integral part of most businesses.  Businesses  relating to technology, software, design, franchising, sports products, music and a myriad of other companies depend on patents, copyrights and trademarks for their existence.  Having the ability to monetize these intellectual assets is now a critical part of the business landscape.  Understanding licenses and licensing is a skill that every business professional now requires. 

This seminar will explore the fundamentals of intellectual property; how to obtain a patent, copyright or trademark, how to use them, and how to license these ideas to or from other companies.  It will provide a business perspective and will give you an understanding of the terminology, the available resources, costs, timing and rules of thumb necessary for licensing.  Technical, legal, financial and practical issues will be explored, providing a business perspective for estimating patent costs, values and royalty rates. Both US and International licensing issues will be explored.

This two-hour workshop will provide an overview of the field so that you are able to develop an understanding of intellectual property fundamentals, and integrate the important elements into your business plan.







Presenter:  Dr. Ted Izen

Dr. Izen has had executive and general management experience in a number of different high technology industries.  He has retired from full time employment, but continues to serve as a consultant to a number of Fortune 500 and many smaller companies in matters relating to licensing, intellectual property management, and strategic planning.  He most recently served as the President of the licensing division of Rockwell International.  Before this he was the Vice President of Business Development for a $1B division of Lockheed Martin Corporation.  Prior to this Dr. Izen was the Executive VP of Teledyne Systems Company, and the Vice President of Corporate Planning and Development for Loral Electro-Optical Systems Company.

 He has extensive experience in international business development and strategic partnering. Ted has assisted many individuals and small companies in developing an integrated business plan and in matters related to acquiring, licensing or monetizing their intellectual property.  Dr. Izen received an undergraduate degree in Physics and Math from the University of British Columbia, and a masters and doctorate degree in Physics from the University of Oregon.