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Fuentek Process Director to Speak on Best Practices in Intellectual Property Management


Apex, NC, June 06, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Fuentek, LLC (www.fuentek.com) has announced that senior consultant and process director Nannette Stangle-Castor will be a panelist for the Managing Intellectual Property Issues in Alliance Relationships discussion presented by the Research Triangle Park Chapters of the Licensing Executive Society (LES) and the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP). The discussion will take place on Tuesday, June 8, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Maggiano’s Restaurant located at the Streets of Southpoint Mall in Durham.

Panelists will discuss intellectual property (IP) practices and address key questions such as:

How does collaboration differ in the high-tech versus pharma/biotech industries and what impact do these differences have on IP management?
What are the unique considerations involved in collaborations with universities?
What role do NDAs (non-disclosure agreements) play, and how do you create effective boundaries?
How do you strike a balance between the openness required for successful collaboration, and the control required for IP protection? What are the best practices regarding use of “firewalls”?

Quotes:
“I am looking forward to speaking at the LES and ASAP event on intellectual property management,” said Stangle-Castor. “Knowing how to handle IP can be a challenge, particularly when dealing with alliance relationships, and this discussion will be helpful in teaching participants the best ways to capitalize on alliances while still positioning themselves strategically with regard to their IP.”

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Details:
- Other confirmed panelists for the event include: Moderator Marc C. Sedam, MBA, chief operating officer, Qualyst, Inc.; Henry Nowak, assistant director of the Office of Technology Development, UNC-Chapel Hill; and Chris Capel, partner, Smith Anderson Law Firm.

- LES is a professional society including nearly 5,000 members involved in the transfer, use, development, manufacture and marketing of intellectual property.

- ASAP is the only professional membership organization that is dedicated to alliance formation. It provides an opportunity for individuals or companies to exchange alliance practices, resources and opportunities that drive corporate performance.

- Registration is $25 by noon on June 4 or $30 at the door or after June 4. Registration fee covers lunch, panel discussion and networking. LES or ASAP membership is not required.

- For more information or to register for the event, visit www.lesusacanada.org/chapterevents.asp.

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 five 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.

Jennifer Fair
MMI Public Relations
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