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October 19, 2011

Mtg: Protecting Your Ideas: A Primer on Intellectual Property for Engineers

by @ 5:51 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors

TUESDAY November 15, 2011
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: Gary J. Edwards, Ph.D., Esq., Haynes and Boone, LLP
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara,
RSVP: not required

This talk will address two areas: (1) how the new America Invents Act (AIA) both helps and hinders independent engineering consultants, and (2) Intellectual Property (IP) protection for engineers.? The AIA as signed into law in September is (more…)

Mtg: The Rise of Copper/Indium/Selenium Solar Panels

by @ 1:13 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

WEDNESDAY November 9, 2011
SCV Photovoltaics Chapter
Speaker: Gregory Ashley, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Solar Frontier North America
Time: Networking at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Palo Alto Research Center (Pake Auditorium), 3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto
RSVP: not required

Solar power is best option available at the utility scale and as distributed generation; however, we donĂ¢??t want to replace one environmental risk (carbon emissions) with another (toxic materials).? Recognizing that green energy production (more…)

Seminar: Marketing Collateral for Consultants: Linkedin, Twitter, and Case Studies

by @ 8:49 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

FRIDAY October 28, 2011
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: Allen Peterson, Certified Management Consultant (CMC)
Time: Registration and bagels at 8:30 AM; Presentation from 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Cost: $30 for IEEE members, $40 for non-members
Place: Cogswell Polytechnical College, 1175 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale
RSVP: from the website

There are a few basic pieces of marketing collateral, in addition to a web site, that are very important to building visibility and credibility for the engineering consultant. These will be described, along with examples:
– Marketing collateral (more…)

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