SAM Encourages You to Attend: LES Los Angeles Women in Licensing Event – November 15, 2013

 

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DATE & TIME
Friday, November 15, 2013
12:00pm – 2:00pm

TITLE
New Licensing Business Models
(Women in Licensing Event)

DESCRIPTION
Every sector of the Los Angeles economy is being transformed by new business models.  New Licensing Business Models will feature thought leaders from the technology and entertainment world.  Join us for a high powered discussion of current trends and new opportunities.

Attorneys and accountants earn continuing education credits.

MODERATOR
Darya Allen-Attar, Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley, and Founder, Broads Circle and Chick Launcher

SPEAKERS
Hannah Dvorak-Carbone, Associate Director, Office of Technology Transfer, California Institute of Technology
Julia Jenks, Vice President, Worldwide Research & Information Analysis, Motion Picture Association of America
Jessica Rousset, Director, Office of Technology Transfer; Co-Director, Southern California Center for Technology and Innovation in Pediatrics 
Sharon Wong, Deputy Director of Patents/Intel Patent Group, Intel Corporation

LOCATION
McCormick & Schmick’s, Los Angeles
633 West 5th Street
4th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 629-1929
Map

Park at the The City National Plaza parking for validation of your parking after event.

REGISTRATION
$50 in advance
$65 on-site

DIRECTIONS
From #110 Harbor Freeway North
Exit at 4th St. Take Hope St connector ramp (access ramp from far right lane) Turn right on Hope St. The first driveway on the right is the CitiNational Plaza Parking (approximately ½ block down and the first and only driveway on the right side before the road makes a 90 degree turn to the left turning into Hope Place). If you veer to the left onto Hope Place you can turn right into the US Bank Tower parking structure (the second drive way on the right after you veer – the first is a loading dock).

From #110 Harbor Freeway South
Exit at 4th St. Take Hope St connector ramp (access ramp from far right lane) Turn right on Hope St. The first driveway on the right is the CitiNational Plaza Parking (approximately ½ block down and the first and only driveway on the right side before the road makes a 90 degree turn to the left turning into Hope Place). If you veer to the left onto Hope Place you can turn right into the US Bank Tower parking structure (the second drive way on the right after you veer – the first is a loading dock).

From #101 Freeway North
Take #110 South and follow directions above

From #101 Freeway South
Take #110 South and follow directions above

SPEAKER BIOS

Darya Allen-Attar, Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley, and Founder, Broads Circle and Chick Launcher

 
Darya Allen-AttarDarya founded Broads Circle in 2008 with the goal of creating an exclusive network of senior businesswomen in the Los Angeles area, and Orange County events were added in 2012. A “Broad” in our circle is a dynamic, smart, successful woman responsible for driving revenue and growing capital. Our events provide a venue for making high quality revenue connections. Most recently, she founded Chick Launcher in April 2013, to connect women building high-growth businesses with the tools and resources they need to achieve business success. Darya is a Financial Advisor with a focus on Strategic Wealth Management for high net worth families, nonprofits, foundations and endowments. She is a CPA and Personal Financial Specialist (PFS), and obtained her MBA from Fordham University. Darya currently serves on the Board of the Westside YMCA Los Angeles. She is also co-president of the Los Angeles Chapter of AiP (Advisors in Philanthropy).  Darya was a finalist in LABJ’s 20th Anniversary Women Making a Difference Awards, Rising Star category in 2012 and 2013.  She is married with three children and lives in Pacific Palisades, CA.

 

Hannah Dvorak-Carbone, Associate Director, Office of Technology Transfer, California Institute of Technology
Hannah Dvorak-CarboneHannah Dvorak-Carbone joined the Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in 2007. As Associate Director at OTT, her responsibilities include reviewing invention disclosures from Caltech researchers; making patent filing decisions and monitoring ongoing patent prosecution; overseeing the office’s financial operations; and negotiating options, licenses, and other agreements related to Caltech intellectual property. Prior to joining OTT, Hannah spent several years as a management consultant with the Toronto office of McKinsey & Company. Hannah earned a B.Sc. in biology from Queen’s University (Kingston, Canada) in 1992, a Ph.D. in biology from Caltech in 1999, and is a registered U.S. Patent Agent.

 

Julia Jenks, Vice President, Worldwide Research & Information Analysis, Motion Picture Association of America


Julia JenksJulia Jenks currently serves as Vice President, Worldwide Research & Information Analysis for the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). Jenks is responsible for all aspects of the creation of analytical reports and research services in support of the MPAA’s domestic and international offices and its member studios.  A ten-year Association veteran, Julia is a skilled research and analysis executive with a global perspective who has provided key analytical insight for MPAA’s policy, advocacy, communications, content protection, planning and other functions, and has worked extensively with the studios’ international distribution and other divisions.

Prior to joining the MPAA, Jenks coordinated research projects for the Dittman Research Corporation, and previously worked in various capacities for organizations including the Resource Development Council, a Government Documents Federal Depository, and Export Small Business Development Center.

Jenks is a graduate of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, and member of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) and the Marketing Research Association (MRA).  Jenks was born in Barcelona.

 

Jessica Rousset, Director, Office of Technology Transfer; Co-Director, Southern California Center for Technology and Innovation in Pediatrics 


Jessica L. RoussetJessica L. Rousset is Director of the Office of Technology Transfer at the Saban Research Institute, managing all intellectual property matters for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. She is the Co-Director of the Preclinical Translation and Regulatory Support program of the Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute and also Co-Director of the Southern California Center for Technology and Innovation in Pediatrics (CTIP), a pediatric medical device consortium recently awarded a grant of up to $1.5 million for the development and commercialization of pediatric medical devices within the Southern California community. She received her master’s degree in Biochemical Engineering at the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées in Lyon, France. Prior to joining the Office of Technology Transfer at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Jessica worked as a licensing professional at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California. She also held positions in R&D, Clinical Development, and Business Development at GlaxoSmithkline Biologicals, GSK’s vaccine division located in Brussels, Belgium. Jessica is a member of the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), the Los Angeles Venture Association (LAVA), the Southern California Biomedical Council (SoCalBio) and the Licensing Executives Society (LES).

 

Sharon Wong, Deputy Director of Patents/Intel Patent Group, Intel Corporation
Sharon WongSharon Wong has been practicing patent law for over 20 years. She is currently Deputy Director of Patents for Intel’s patent group. In her capacity she helps manage and oversee generation of patents for Intel’s patent group. Sharon has been with Intel Corporation for 13 years. Prior to Intel Corporation, she was a senior associate at Irell and Manella where she supported patent prosecution and litigation. Sharon started her patent law career as an associate at Robbins, Berliner and Carson. Prior to her law career, Sharon was an engineer at TRW Space and Electronics.

Sharon received her law degree from Loyola Law School and her undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from UCLA.

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