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Battery Innovation:
Through the Lens of Big Data

May 31, 2pm ET


Battery technology powers devices around the globe, and innovation is key to the power and storage economy.  The use of big data is ubiquitous.

Join us for a free webinar to learn how you can use big data to your advantage in patent prosecution for the dynamic and swiftly changing field of batteries.

The presenters will discuss:

  • Innovation - from solar to lithium, how to carve out a niche in this arena
  • Lessons learned from actual case studies
  • What you need to know to make and influence decisions
  • The strategic analysis tools that are available to make you more efficient

    The presenters are John Platt, Partner at Snell & Wilmer, Matthew Rappaport, Co-Founder and Managing Director of IP Checkups and Rod Wittenberg, Esq., Director of Patent Workflow Solutions at Reed Tech, a LexisNexis company.



John Platt

Platt_John-790162-edited.jpgJohn Platt is a partner at the law firm of Snell & Wilmer and currently serves as Secretary of NAATBatt International. He advises and represents clients with intellectual property strategies, audits, contracts, due diligence and litigation. John also handles licensing agreements and patent and trademark prosecutions. John’s patent practice involves Alternative Energy Technologies, using his dual degrees in mechanical and electrical engineering to assist his clients with protecting their intellectual property.  He has prosecuted patents in solar, wind, micro-grid, hybrid vehicle electric motors, generation, power regulation and energy storage.

John also has experience in RF transceiver/antenna related inventions, and MMIC and other circuit inventions. Prior to practicing law, John worked as an engineer designing HVAC systems for cleanrooms in the semiconductor industry, giving him a broad understanding of the semiconductor manufacturing process. He also worked inside a coal fired power plant, acquiring a keen understanding of energy generation/transmission issues.

Matthew Rappaport

bio-matt-917251-edited.jpgMatthew Rappaport Co-founded IP Checkups (IPC) in 2004 to help companies align their patent strategy with their business objectives. Matthew developed a proprietary methodology for assessing the relationships between competitive patent portfolios. Then, he spearheaded the development of a software platform for managing and monitoring competitive patent information.

He has managed hundreds of patent landscape analyses, market research, IP strategy, and valuation projects for large and small corporate clients, start-ups and investors.

Matthew serves as the industry liaison to the Fung Institue for Engineering Leadership at the University of California, Berkeley. Since 2010, Matthew has been selected as a member of the IAM Strategy 300, a list of the world's leading IP strategists.

Rod Wittenberg

RodWittenberg-614251-edited.jpgRod Wittenberg is the Director of Patent Workflow Solutions for Reed Tech, a division of LexisNexis based in Horsham, Pennsylvania. He is a technology evangelist, and has worked in the Reed Elsevier organization for more than 20 years. In his current role, Rod has been a major contributor in developing market and sales strategy, alliance models, product development and managing other key business activities.

Mr. Wittenberg holds a Juris Doctorate, and an undergraduate degree in Political Science and Sociology. He has practiced law in the state of Massachusetts and is a Trustee Emeritus of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation.