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John Boyd, Managing Principal, TechInsights to Speak at The Knowledge Groupís Live Webcast

New York, NY, June 02, 2017 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that John Boyd, Managing Principal, TechInsights will speak at a 2-hour webcast entitled, “IP Portfolio Audits: Conquering the Odds in 2017.” This one and half hour event is scheduled on June 14, 2017 @12:00pm - 1:30pm ET.

Event Summary:

An intellectual property audit is a vital tool for a company to identify, organize and review its IP assets and potential liabilities. It helps the company protect its copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets and other forms of IP, thereby enhancing its competitive advantage and minimizing risk of third-party infringement. More than simple quantification, a properly done audit can identify ownership and infringement issues. It can also assist the company in setting down efficient procedures for guarding assets, licensing intellectual property and assigning IP in employment, consulting and other agreements.

In this two-hour live Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will discuss the essential features of an IP audit and give practical guidance on when and how audits should be conducted and on their depth and scope.

Key topics to be covered:

· Objectives of Portfolio Audits
· Who Should Perform Audits
· Purpose and Frequency of Audits
· Event-Driven IP Audits
· Scope of Audits; Assets Covered
· Gathering Necessary Data
· Methodologies for Asset Valuation
· Identifying Ownership and Liability Issues
· Audit Reporting and Action Plans

About John Boyd

Mr. Boyd serves as a Managing Principal, Patent Transactions at TechInsights. Mr. Boyd brings eight years of Product Management experience at TechInsights to the Patent Transactions team, having worked extensively with our Technical Services department to increase profitability of existing services and develop new business for the Company. Previous to TechInsights, Mr. Boyd worked as a Project Engineering Manager at Lam Research, where he helped define and manage joint R&D and development programs with industry and academic leaders. He also brings extensive experience in process architecture in the Semiconductor industry through previous work at Nortel Networks and Strasbaugh. Mr. Boyd has a Bachelor of Science degree in Honors Chemistry from the University of Ottawa. The inventor of well over 200 patents in semiconductor technology, Mr. Boyd brings exceptional knowledge and expertise to the company from both sides of the intellectual property ecosystem, helping clients develop and execute IP monetization programs.

About TechInsights

For over a quarter-of-a-century, intellectual property teams and outside legal counsel have trusted TechInsights’ Intellectual Property Services to prove patent value and enable sound, fact-based IP decisions. Our Patent and Technology analysts have become an extension of some of the most advanced IP teams including 37 of the top 50 U.S. patent holders.

By combining deep patent knowledge with the most advanced reverse engineering and technical analysis capabilities in the world we have demonstrated an unrivaled ability to match patents to products and deliver solid evidence of use in advance technology markets.

Our clients use our insights to develop successful IP strategies that optimize the value of their patent portfolio, protect their competitive position, assert their IP or defend their position.

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. Its mission is to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webcasts that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly-focused format.

The organization brings together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcasts to study the impact of changes and emerging trends. Hear from leading government officials/regulators, key thought leaders, and industry experts objectively analyze the latest trends and issues and their impact on industries.
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