This week Michelson IP, along with our partners at the Alliance for SoCal Innovation hosted an info-packed session led by Maysam Pessian of Wilson Sonsini and Dr. Ruben Flores-Saaib of General Inception.

Here’s a sampling of the topics touched on during the event:

✔️ What are the two main questions that investors are going to ask related to your IP? How do you become aware of your competitive landscape?;
✔️ How to work with both university and industry;
✔️ Are there any particular benefits to getting a provisional patent with a university?


The Michelson Institute for Intellectual Property, an initiative of the Michelson 20MM Foundation, provides access to empowering IP education for budding inventors and entrepreneurs. Michelson 20MM was founded thanks to the generous support of renowned spinal surgeon Dr. Gary K. Michelson and Alya Michelson. To learn more, visit