President, DesignPort, Inc.
Doug Porter has 30 years of experience as a mechanical, design engineer and serial entrepreneur. For the past 13 years he has been the chief engineer and president of the unique NW based product development company designPORT, Inc. Doug has incubated medical, consumer and industrial product companies providing not only product engineering but funding, business planning, manufacturing and sales and marketing for each. designPORT currently has four new companies in various stages of incubation.
How do investors value early stage company patents? How can I best leverage our technology for the greatest return? How should I manage my patent attorney and engineers to achieve the most powerful portfolio? Doug Porter from designPORT will share what has worked and not worked for the companies their firm provides development services for including those in the designPORT incubator.