Cornell University

As part of the university's commitment to economic development and outreach, CTL hosts a variety of events to create connections between the Cornell campuses, industry members, entrepreneurs, and investors.

IP&Pizza™ Startup Primer
October 22, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

102 Mann Library, Cornell Ithaca Campus


Open to: Cornell faculty, students, staff and anyone interested in learning about intellectual property issues in regards to startups.


Intellectual property (IP) is an important part of most startups in technology sectors and can significantly impact the startup’s fund raising, valuation, growth and its future.

CCTEC professionals and Cornell’s outside patent counsel Dr. Bing Ai of Perkins Coie LLP discussed IP issues of startups. This discussion covered IP topics during formation and fund raising stages in a technology startup, including protection of trade secrets, patent filings and management, and preparation for IP due diligence in raising capital.

Formerly a physicist, Dr. Ai has been advising startups, universities and national labs on IP matters for over 18 years. He has represented both startups and venture capital firms in corporate financing.

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