Better Leveraging Companies' Intellectual Property for Maximum Business Growth

Register for Bay Area CHIZAI's 33rd Free (Online) Seminar, which will will take place on Friday, June 25, 2021, at 4pm PDT.


Inventive ideas and technologies provide key values for today’s companies. Adequate and timely protection of Intellectual Property (IP) is an essential starting point for gaining competitive advantages. Then, companies can leverage their IP to receive funding and generate revenue.

In this seminar, speakers, including one of the firm's partners, will discuss how to use legal counsel to allow for IP-based business growth models at an early stage as well as IP valuation and financing options.


Agatha H. Liu, Ph.D.

Dr. Liu is a partner at Hickman Becker Bingham Ledesma LLP. Dr. Liu’s practice concentrates on IP analysis, portfolio management, and strategic counseling. She routinely advises investors, business owners, and inventors on all areas of IP related to computer technology. She also speaks and writes extensively on different IP topics, such as eligibility for IP protection, IP protection for emerging technology, and global IP protection. Prior to entering the legal profession, Dr. Liu held positions in technology and management consulting. She has a significant research background in artificial intelligence as applied to Internet communications, database system management, computational biology, and speech recognition.

Joe A. Agiato

Joe Agiato is the Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of PIUS Limited, LLC. Joe oversees the structuring and pricing of deals, all due diligence functions, and developing and maintaining deal sourcing, patent, trademark and trade name valuations. Joe has been an active investor and team leader in various intellectual property transactions. He also served as the National Practice Leader for Intellectual Property Services at KPMG. His expertise helped pioneer and develop intellectual asset management procedures that helped clients generate significant incremental returns from their intellectual property rights. He performed more than 2,000 intellectual property valuations and has been involved with billions of dollars worth of intellectual property transactions. Joe holds a MBA with a concentration in Finance, a MS in Accounting and Economics.

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