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Tommy Harlan Tommy Harlan
Founder, Chairman, CEO, and President
Emergent Technologies, Inc. (ETI)
Austin, TX

Gordon Hogan

Gordon Hogan
Central Florida Innovation Corporation (CFIC)

Business Development Executive
University of Central Florida Technology Incubator
Orlando, FL

Recorded 9-9-04, 68 minutes

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1: Introductions

2: "Why IP?" Tommy Harlan

3: "Why IP?" Gordon Hogan

4: Which IP? - Selection Criteria

5: Investing in "platform" technologies

6: Making the investment and deal killers

7: Investor/technologist relationships

8: Summary

9: Building value by building a patent fence

10: Enterprise structure, transactions and planning for exit

11: Tommy Harlan on enterprise structure

12: Closing - The year ahead

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