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Sunstein Presents Webinar The Secrecy Trap: Innovating Where It Matters Most

Date: December 9th, 2020

Time: 2 pm EST, 11 am PST

Duration: 90 minutes

  • Our national security increasingly depends on access to the most sophisticated and advanced technology. Yet we may be unprepared to face the next great challenges of our time. Why?
  • Are today’s technology innovation strategies unintentionally leaving critical innovations behind? Are key innovators unintentionally excluded from the game?
  • What makes it hard for private companies to do research and development for national defense and security agencies?
  • What is the government doing to attract small business innovation?
  • How can your company get engaged with these new initiatives?
  • What are the risks to intellectual property?

Join Sunstein LLP on December 9th for our webinar, The Secrecy Trap: Innovating Where It Matters Most. Our speakers include Dr. Tina P. Srivastava, entrepreneur and author of Innovating in a Secret World. Joining Tina will be W. Garth Smith, CEO of MetaVR, Inc., and Warren Katz, Managing Director of the Air Force Accelerator Powered by Techstars.

They will discuss:

  • The tension between open innovation and secrecy
  • The government’s desire to own intellectual property in the technologies that it funds and a private company’s desire to own what it invents
  • Open innovation and export control regimes
  • The difficult fit between the culture of nimble start-ups and the complex web of government procurement regulations

The webinar will be hosted by Founder Bruce Sunstein and moderated by Sunstein Partner Thomas C. Carey. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear this stimulating conversation with these established innovators.

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