IP Matters: The Ins + Outs of Crowdsourcing
Thursday, July 9th, 2015 at 10:30 am United States (GMT -07:00) Pacific
Speaker: Kyle Hoellger, Director of Client Solutions at Patexia
The “Ins + Outs of Crowdsourcing” webinar will offer a look at the role of crowdsourcing in addressing the fundamental challenge facing intellectual property - access to high-quality technical information. Attendees will learn about the complete crowdsourcing process and how to harness the collective power of the model to help their stakeholders or constituents make better IP decisions.
The Patexia crowdsourcing platform will be discussed as an effective, practical solution to that fundamental challenge and the Patexia contest design and execution process will be described in detail. Relevant examples of successful crowdsourcing applications for patent development, litigation, and monetization will also be provided. The talk will expand to include coverage of some trending topics, including a discussion of how crowdsourcing can support third party pre-issuance submissions of prior art during USPTO examination, and potentially impact estoppel in light of the recent Conopco v. P&G PTAB decision.
Suggested Audience: Patent development, litigation, and monetization professionals
Outline of the Talk
- History of crowdsourcing applications and the fundamental challenge facing IP
- Summary of the Patexia crowdsourcing process (question design and execution)
- Crowdsourcing solutions to IP challenges (development, litigation, monetization)
- The implications of crowdsourcing prior art for estoppel at PTAB proceedings
- Future crowdsourcing applications throughout the industry including USPTO
About the Speaker
Kyle Hoellger joined Patexia in October 2012 and now leads business development efforts as director of the client solutions team. For the past two and a half years he has worked closely with senior partners and executives at top intellectual property law firms, leading technology companies, and major research organizations to develop customized crowdsourcing solutions to a variety of patent development, litigation, and monetization challenges. He holds a master’s degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree in bioengineering and complexity theory from SUNY Binghamton.