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Wednesday
Dec 9, 2009
TechAmerica - Protecting Your Markets from Unlawful Forgein Competitors
Oregon Zoo, Skyline Banquet Room

About the Event: In challenging economic times and as competition grows fiercer, many companies find that enforcement of their intellectual property rights is critical to their success. Knock-off products, often from companies outside the United States, eat into sales. But defending your intellectual property is not inexpensive. Three of Portland’s leading companies will tell you how they defend their domestic and foreign markets quickly, efficiently, and inexpensively, and how to make these strategies work on any scale.

What will you learn? - How to diversify your IP portfolio to put your company in the best position to defend your markets - How to use the laws of foreign jurisdictions to stop infringing products where they are manufactured - How to use the fastest, most cost-effective IP enforcement actions available

Panelists: - Tom Evans, Corporate Patent Attorney at Mentor Graphics will relate lessons from Mentor’s patent infringement lawsuit in China and describe how Mentor uses its IP portfolio to defend its markets around the world.

  • Julianne Davis, Assistant General Counsel/Intellectual Property at Nike, Inc. will tell you why you should add design patents, trademark registrations, and copyright registrations to your IP portfolios, and how Nike uses its diverse portfolio to police its markets in the US and around the world.

  • John Motley, Associate General Counsel & Director of Intellectual Property at Columbia Sportswear, will talk about Columbia’s successful use of Thai and other foreign patent and trademark law to combat infringement where products are manufactured.

  • Tigran Guledjian, a partner at Quinn Emanuel in Los Angeles, practices extensively in complex intellectual property litigation with an emphasis in high technology patent litigation. Tigran will discuss his efforts on behalf of Seiko Epson and other clients to use the International Trade Commission to obtain and use exclusion orders to stop infringing products at the border.

Moderator: - Brenna Legaard is a partner at Chernoff Vilhauer McClung & Stenzel, an intellectual property law firm in Portland, Oregon. A seasoned trial lawyer, Brenna brings significant real-world experience to her patent prosecution and opinion practice and routinely helps start ups and publicly traded clients alike prioritize their IP budgets and cost-effectively enforce their rights against infringers.

Cost: $50 TechAmerica members and LES Industry members, $110 nonmember technology companies

To Register: Call TechAmerica Oregon, (503) 624-4871.

If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Kari.Naone@techamerica.org, (503) 624-5715.

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Tuesday
Dec 13, 2011
Robotics in Portland -at- Portland PC Users Group
Gateway Elks Lodge

Robotics enthusiasts a Portland Robotics will present an overview of Robotics learning, building and competitions. Some hardware will be shown.

Students welcomed with an adult. Begins 7:15pm Public invited, just sign in at the door. No charge. This is the monthly meeting of the Portland PC Users Group. Venue by special arrangement with Gateway Elks Lodge.

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Wednesday
Jan 2, 2013
PDX Tech+Pong
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

CrowdCompass is thrilled to be pulling together this PDX Tech + Pong Meet-up. We want to be a catalyst in the PDX tech community that facilitates great conversations within fun social environments.

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Saturday
Oct 11, 2014
Graphic Portland Festival
Old Church

A community driven competition that challenges participants through the use of Video, Lighting, and Interactive Media to stimulate the creation of spectacular illumination installations.

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Wednesday
Dec 10, 2014
TIE Oregon PitchFest 2014
Portland Development Commission

Join us for a Startup Spectacular!!

  • Are you an entrepreneur who has taken the leap of faith and created a company with your brilliant idea?
  • Are you looking for seed or early stage funding?
  • Do want validation of your idea?
  • Do you have a product, customers and are you ready to grow? Then pitch to a panel of judges from the world of investment at TiE Oregon's annual PitchFest!

Present your company in front of an audience of investors, entrepreneurs, TiE Charter Members and other influencers, movers and shakers in Oregon entrepreneurship.

The application process for companies is open NOW! Anyone can buy a ticket to attend, but participation in the competition is available for TiE Members only: that is, each pitching company must have at least one TiE member at the time of the competition, in order to pitch at PitchFest. Note that TiE membership has many other benefits!

Awards will be made available to winners in each of three categories: Concept Stage Seed/Bootstrap Stage Mature/Growth Stage

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Friday
May 19, 2017
Founders LIVE
CENTRL Office

Announcing the inaugural event in Portland!

Founders LIVE Portland is an unforgettable happy hour competition where up to five handpicked startups take the hot seat, with only 99 seconds to pitch their company and describe their value proposition in front of an eager audience. After the pitches and audience Q&A, the crowd will vote on a winner who will not only receive recognition from the crowd but also the opportunity to talk more about their product or service. So bring your friends and coworkers, grab some food and drink, get to know your local entrepreneurs and vote for what you think will be the next big thing... built in Portland.

About Founders LIVE:

Founders LIVE (founderslive.com) is a community and media channel created to inspire, educate and entertain entrepreneurs around the world. The Founders LIVE experience includes unique and unforgettable 99-second pitch competitions sweeping into cities across the nation, which have the potential to create local startup celebrities and burst open additional pockets of creativity and entrepreneurial activity. Additionally, an online network delivers curated articles, videos, livestreamed expert talks and AMA’s, posts and private messaging to members that together develop world-class entrepreneurs.

Details:

Date: May. 19th, 2017

Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: CENTRL Office Pearl

Cost: $10

Provided: Great food, beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages

Attendance to Founders LIVE Portland is free for Founders LIVE Members

Agenda:

5pm: Drinks, food, and networking

6pm: Demos start

7pm: Networking

8pm: Afterparty

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Friday
Jun 2, 2017
Startup Weekend Vancouver
through Colab Coworking

Learn, Network, Startup In just 54 hours, you will experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressure that make up life at a startup. As you learn how to create a real company, you'll meet the very best mentors, investors, co-founders, and sponsors who are ready to help you get started. Your community is here to help you — find an event today!

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Thursday
Jul 6, 2017
1776 Challenge Cup Portland
Revolution Hall

Join PIE, in partnership with 1776 and Revolution, on July 6, 2017 for Challenge Cup Portland where 15-20 startups will pitch for the chance to win a paid trip to New York City for the Global Final round of Challenge Cup!

Challenge Cup is a worldwide tournament for the most promising, innovative startups to win prizes, make connections, and share their vision on a global stage. This year, 1776 is partnering with 75 cities to host Challenge Cup Local events, and PIE is excited to host the competition for Portland's top startups!

One winner will advance with a free trip to the Global Finals at Challenge Festival in New York City from November 13-17, 2017. There, the finalists will compete for the grand prizes as well as spend time with the investors, customers, media and other key connections that can help them succeed on a global scale.

Interested in attending Challenge Cup Portland? RSVP today to see startups from your area in action!

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Wednesday
Aug 30, 2017
PitchBlack: Black entrepreneur pitch event
Instrument

"411": Ten entrepreneurs will get five minutes to pitch the audience and then three minutes of questions about their idea. After the last pitcher has answered questions from the audience, attendees will then vote for the three (3) winners who will split the prize money equally. When: First pitch will be at 6:00pm with doors opening at 5:30pm and everyone out by 8:00pm Where: Our gracious hosts are the great folks at Instrument. Their amazing HQ is located at the One North development in the heart of inner N/NE Portland on North Williams Ave.

Who: This event is the brainchild of Stephen Green @PDXStepheng, economist, entrepreneur & strong advocate of CHEATING to support small businesses. By day he is the Community Manager for Townsquared where he is engaging area small businesses to support each other and share knowledge. Stephen, along with others in the community have been looking to spread broader narratives about black founders locally. This event wouldn't be possible without the support of some amazing partners; Instrument, Spirit Mountain Community Fund, Silicon Florist, Digital Trends, Built Oregon, ClientJoy, Albina Community Bank, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP, Business For A Better Portland

Why: To connect the region's growing entrepreneurial ecosystem with the increasing number of African-American founders.

Cost: Tickets are $22 with ALL PROCEEDS from ticket sales going directly to the three winners. Bring some extra cash to make sure you leave with some event swag.

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