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Valuation of Emerging Technologies
July 13th, 2017
Einhoven, Netherlands
Calculating Damages Resulting From Patent Infringement
July 14th, 2017
Einhoven, Netherlands
Negotiating Licensing Agreements for Maximum Returns
July 14th, 2017
Einhoven, Netherlands
Enhanced Negotiating Strategies
August 17th, 2017
New York, NY
Enhanced Negotiating Strategies
August 24th, 2017
Silicon Valley, CA
Valuation of Emerging Companies
August 30th, 2017
Silicon Valley, CA
Advanced Patent Valuation
February 15th, 2018
Webinar
Advanced Patent Valuation
February 15th, 2018

 
The Business Development Academy is the umbrella organization for the following educational designations:
 
The Institute for Strategic Negotiations maintains the world's largest library of negotiating courses of interest to executives. Our training is delivered via open enrollment courses, custom courses, and webinars. ISN also provides mediation and consulting services.

Sample Courses...

  • Negotiating Series A Term Sheets with Venture Capitalists
  • Negotiating Contracts with Indian Companies
  • Negotiating Contracts and Disputes in China
  • Negotiating Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Negotiating in the Shadow of Litigation
The Certified Patent Valuation Analyst designation is the world-renowned mark of distinction for patent analysts. Training is offered all over the world, including in the USA, Latin America, the UK, Europe, Israel, the Arab Gulf, China, India, and Singapore as well as via webinar.

Sample Courses...

  • Valuation of Emerging Technologies
  • Advanced Patent Valuation
  • Robotics and Intellectual Property
  • Best Practices for Drafting Provisional Patent Applications
  • Assessing Design Patents
Decisions have consequences. The decisions executives make will be tested. They will be tested by bosses and Boards. By customers. By competitors. By investors and creditors. By the media. By the communities in which firms operate. Before important decisions are implemented they should be able to withstand the scrutiny of Devil's Advocate Auditors.

Sample Courses...

  • Business Model Validation
  • Detecting Decision Making Traps
  • Enhanced Decision Making
  • Financial Due Diligence
  • Strategic Planning Validation
The Institute for Patent Prosecution is dedicated to optimizing the interactions with patent examiners during prosecution so as to achieve the highest patent quality as expeditiously as possible.

Sample Courses...

  • Valuation of Emerging Technologies
  • Patent Prosecution Strategy
  • Boosting Patent Value Through Claims Construction
  • Advanced Patent Valuation
  • Insights into the America Invents Act
  • Detecting Red Flags in Patent Prosecution
Traditional financial analysis training is clearly inadequate for evaluating emerging companies. Trying to value an emerging company with traditional financial metrics is like trying to measure the volume of the oceans' water with a compass. The CECA curriculum provides an unbeatable repertoire of courses to help analysts and investors distill the value of emerging companies.

Sample Courses...

  • Emerging Company Due Diligence
  • Primary Competitive Intelligence
  • Allocation of Equity Among Different Classes of Stakeholders
  • Repairing the Ownership Structure of Emerging Companies
  • Financial Modeling and Projections
The Certified Research Developer designation is designed to teach the scientific and engineering communities how to better focus their research on initiatives that have the greatest promise of becoming value-added commercial endeavors.

Sample Courses...

  • A Researcher's Primer on Patent Drafting and Prosecution
  • Conducting Free Patent Searches
  • Drafting Invention Disclosures
  • Productizing Your Invention
  • Patent Anatomy and Hygiene
 
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