Ventures West and Intellectual Property

by Rob Lewis | Business

I don't usually pay attention to events put on by the Vancouver Chapter of the Licensing Executives Society but next week's luncheon speaker caught my eye. Paul Kedrosky of Ventures West will be sharing his perspective on Intellectual Property value in a presentation titled


Intellectual property verges on a fixation in some quarters. With examples growing of IP locking competitors out of markets, creating immensely profitable license streams, and generally becoming increasingly economically valuable, corporations, research institutes, and universities all now look at their IP portfolio, current and pending, as a source of needed income. The trouble is, they're mostly looking at IP the wrong way!

For those of you that haven't heard of Kedrosky, he's a venture capitalist, media personality, blogger, and entrepreneur. Locally, he's a venture partner with Marqui, a marketing automation software firm, and

Ventures West
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Ventures West is one of Canada's largest privately owned venture capital companies. In addition to providing capital, we contribute a wealth of resources to each investment. With 13 professional technology investment managers, and one of the largest Entrepreneur-In-Residence programs in Canada, the Ventures West team has over 140 years of technology venture investing and hands-on operating... more

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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more

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