April 16, 2021 | Managing Partner Jeffrey Sharp and Partner Michael Muczynski to Speak at Keiretsu Forum Midwest Event, “The Value of Intellectual Property to Investors”

April 16, 2021

As Keiretsu Forum Midwest launches its Thought Leadership Series, Managing Partner Jeffrey Sharp and Partner Michael Muczynski will be speaking at its first invitation-only event to discuss the value of intellectual property to investors.

Date and Time: Friday, April 16 between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Central
Event Name: The Value of Intellectual Property to Investors

In this first session, Jeff and Mike will dissect the importance of intellectual property from the perspective of an investor and answer questions for attendees, such as:

  • Why is intellectual property so valuable? 
  • How does intellectual property add value to our investment? 
  • How tangible of an asset is it? 
  • Can we build an investment thesis around intellectual property? 
  • Should we be tracking any trends?

Jeff Sharp is a registered patent attorney with more than 30 years of experience in patent prosecution, litigation, and transactional work who focuses his practice in the areas of biotechnology, chemistry, and chemical engineering. He has handled matters in a wide variety of biotechnology disciplines, such as pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, and gene therapy; recombinant nucleic acid technologies, including plant biotechnology; and in-vivo and in-vitro diagnostic and gene-sequencing methods. He is a member of the Keiretsu Forum Midwest Chapter and has been with Marshall Gerstein for 36 years.

Mike Muczynski advises clients on all issues relating to patent strategy and portfolio management, with particular emphasis in patent prosecution and opinions in pharmaceutical and other chemical fields. His clients benefit from his previous litigation experience involving generic pharmaceuticals, in anticipating potential issues and strengthening patents through prosecution. He is a member of the Keiretsu Forum Midwest Chapter and has been with Marshall Gerstein for 22 years.

Keiretsu Forum is a global investment community of accredited private equity angel investors, venture capitalists, corporate, and institutional investors. It has a worldwide network of capital, resources, and deal flow with 48 chapters on three continents. The Keiretsu Forum Midwest chapter is in a region that is a diverse and thriving business ecosystem. With the support of corporations and regional economic development engines, the Midwest is fast attracting a vibrant start-up scene and becoming an epicenter for innovation and investment.