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IoT Connectivity via Alorium’s XLR8 – An Introduction to a Configurable Arduino Uno
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Join Jason Pecor of Alorium Technology as he hosts a workshop on how the Alorium XLR8 can improve the speed, performance and function of your Adruino-based applications. With an embedded on-board AVR and the Arduino IDE, you will learn the design methodology to create Arrow’s own custom Xcelerator Blocks for integration into your own design.
Calling All Innovators!
Thursday, May 17th
Think you have something patentable, but aren’t sure? Wonder if you should consider seeking patent protection for your invention? Don’t have a clue where to start?
Join us for this highly informative “Patents 101” workshop that will demystify the patent process for you.
What will be covered:
- The practicalities and definitions of patent types
- When to know that you have something patentable
- The importance of formulating a patent strategy and why
- The process nuts and bolts of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- Timing expectations after a patent is filed, and follow-on action items to monitor
- Your IP future: building a patent portfolio and why
- A Q&A session will follow the presentation.
This workshop will be led by John Sotomayor, Patent Attorney and Co-Founder of SotoIP (www.sotoip.com).
Based in Research Triangle Park (RTP), NC, SotoIP specializes in serving startup and emerging growth companies in developing their IP strategy, patent prosecution, and patent portfolio growth and management.
John was formerly in-house patent counsel for high-tech startups in RTP, is a former Patent Examiner with the USPTO, and spent the first half of his career as an electrical engineer in the energy, telecommunications, software, and intelligence industries.
Architecting Scalable & Secure IoT Solutions
Thursday, May 31st, 2018
Join Gordon Blackwell, IoT Cloud Solution Architect for Microsoft, as he relays how to architect scalable and secure IoT solutions. He will also provide the inside ‘scoop’ regarding Microsoft’s vision for the future of IoT.