IP Strategy for Success: It’s a Whole Lot More than Just Filing Patents!-William F. Goure, Ph.D.-02/24/2009 - 8:30am

Event Information
Event Topic: 
IP Strategy for Success: It’s a Whole Lot More than Just Filing Patents!
Event Date: 
02/24/2009 - 8:30am
Event Location: 
Sunnyvale
Speaker Information
Event Speaker: 
William F. Goure, Ph.D.
Event Speaker Title: 
President & Chief Executive Officer
Event Speaker Company: 
Acumen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Event Speaker Bio: 

Since May 2008, Dr. William Goure has been President and CEO for Acumen Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Goure has over 20 years of domestic and international experience in the discovery, development, registration, commercial development, and commercialization of chemical and biotechnology products.

Prior to joining Acumen, Dr. Goure was Vice-President for Commercial Development for Mendel Biotechnology, a bay area company dedicated to creating value through the discovery, development and commercialization of knowledge about plant gene expression. At Mendel, Dr. Goure negotiated numerous technology collaboration and partnership agreements that generated over $29 million dollars of near term revenues.

Prior to joining Mendel, Dr. Goure worked for Monsanto Company for 17 years where he developed and commercialized Roundup Ready® soybeans, canola, and cotton. Dr. Goure was a member of the team that established Monsanto’s quality traits program that led to the Renessen joint (partnership) with Cargill, and was responsible for establishing commercial launch teams in Eastern Europe, South Africa, and Southern Latin America.

Dr. Goure has a B.S. degree in Chemistry from Fort Lewis College, Durango Colorado, and a Ph.D. degree in organic chemistry from Iowa State University. Prior to joining Monsanto, Dr. Goure was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Colorado State University.

Event Details
Cost: 
$0 - Free
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The key points addressed in the presentation are:
Patent strategy and patents -- linking patent strategy to the business strategy;
What to patent, what not to patent;
Where to patent to maximize protection and minimize costs;
Linking patent strategy with R&D strategy; and
Loose lips sink ships! -- the importance of non-disclosure.
3 key questions for building a successful enterprise that speaker has learned over the last 26 years:
How much value does you technology/product really create and for whom?
How much of the value created will you capture as revenues and how?
How will you deliver your technology/product to the market to create value?
Key principles to follow:
Rigorously distinguish "must dos" from "should dos" from "could dos" and only do "must dos"!
Under resource for success (how to build a culture that asks hard questions that focus resources on critical path deliverables that drive value growth!)
Lead don't manage (get great employees, inspire them with what needs to be accomplished, and then let them surprise you with what they can deliver!)