Fuentek President Laura A. Schoppe to Serve on North Carolina Technology Association Panel

Apex, NC, March 19, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Fuentek, LLC (www.fuentek.com) has announced that President Laura A. Schoppe will be a panelist for the Emerging Technologies and Trends Series (ETT), hosted by the North Carolina Technology Association and WorkSmart IT, on Wednesday, March 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at The Solution Center in Durham. The panel will discuss innovation, invention and intellectual property, and will explore recent discoveries furthering North Carolina’s technology industry and the importance of licensing and joint development.

“I am excited to participate in a panel about recent innovation in North Carolina and how the state is facilitating technology transfer,” said Schoppe. “Innovation and the management of intellectual property varies widely by industry, and I am looking forward to hearing the other panelists’ thoughts on this topic.”

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- Other confirmed panelists for the event include: Mitch Mumma, general technology partner, Intersouth Partners; Patricia Bornes, senior director corporate and legal affairs, Microsoft; and Barry Collin, CEO, Moddition.

- The North Carolina Technology Association is a leadership organization representing the technology industry in the state.

- WorkSmart IT is an information technology consulting company that provides IT networking and computer support for small- and mid-sized businesses.

- The Solution Center is located at 1101 Slater Road in Durham, N.C.

- For more information, visit www.nctechnology.org/get-involved/programs/ett_rtp/default.aspx.

About Fuentek, LLC:
Fuentek, LLC is a consulting firm that provides intellectual property and technology management services. With a specialization in technology commercialization, Fuentek works with a wide variety of clients to identify promising technologies and assist them in converting their ideas and inventions into marketable products. Drawing upon its unique combination of technical, business and commercialization expertise, the firm is the largest NASA contractor in North Carolina and has helped organizations around the world find the technology they need. Led by Laura A. Schoppe, a 2008 recipient of the prestigious Triangle Business Journal Women In Business award, Fuentek also offers training workshops, guidebooks and Web sites to help clients improve effectiveness in managing their intellectual property. DiversityBusiness.com has recognized Fuentek as a top women-owned, diversity-owned and small business in North Carolina for the past four consecutive years. The firm has received numerous awards for its work, including an entrepreneurial Pinnacle Business Award from the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce. Fuentek was most recently named a finalist in the NCTA 21 awards in the category of most innovative technology company. For more information, please call (919) 249-0327 or visit Fuentek’s Web site at www.fuentek.com.

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