When we wrote "Virtual Ecosystems Accelerate Innovation" for the Licensing Executives Society Viewpoints magazine, we cited great work by our peers in pioneering the ever useful crowdsource-based innovation community. Over time, such ecosystems have become more of a factor for technologists, researchers and manufacturers to tap into actionable networks to build relationships with serendipitous partners, co-develop technologies and enter brave new markets.

In October we are pleased to moderate at LES’s annual meeting a diverse panel entitled "China and the EV", surely one of the great emerging business stories driving smart city concepts beyond just energy efficient buildings. We asked our partner ktMINE to offer a study on intellectual property on autonomous and electric vehicles. This month we also feature innovators concerned about cybersecurity and the semiconductors that make it all happen. Our curated I-Hub helps members access relevant knowledge to transact IP and evolve next-tech products with technology landscaping software, unique databases, special reports, government resources, in-the-pulse blogs and innovation leader presentations. Our event partners around the globe have organized over 75 world class gatherings that reveal what is next through the eyes of vested industry leaders. We look forward to the November Automotive Manufacturing Meetings and our Forum entitled "Mobility Innovation in the 21st Century".

As always, we invite all readers to join our intellectual property marketplace, free of charge, and engage the community. Join and get One-Click-Closer® to being our next success story.

The AutoHarvest Team
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Vorago Technologies
VORAGO Technologies is a fabless semiconductor company providing products and semiconductor intellectual property in industrial, automotive, and aerospace markets – overcoming barriers such as heat, radiation, electrical noise and electrical stress. VORAGO’s proprietary and patented semiconductor technology, HARDSIL®, when integrated into the standard silicon manufacturing process, opens up new possibilities for design. As an example, VORAGO’s MCU products operate at temperatures in excess of 200C.
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Cytenna Systems
Cytenna's AI-technology continuously scours numerous sources on the Web to find vulnerabilities that might be lurking in your organization's software, industrial control systems, and even your own home-grown software code. Their AI algorithms identify and extract the most relevant vulnerabilities, group them across sources, and presents security teams with only the vulnerabilities that are relevant to their organization.
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ktMINE is an innovation and intellectual property information firm founded in 2008. Focused on mining, organizing and connecting the world’s IP information, ktMINE provides businesses across the globe access to insights on industry players, technologies, and developments.
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Study of Intellectual Property on Autonomous and Electric Vehicles
ktMINE: A Look at Ford, Google, and Tesla
AUGUST 2016 - Any company looking to enter this market will need patented technologies developed in-house, or accessible by other means such as licensing, cross-licenses, or at the very least, patent protection from...

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Licensing Executive Society ViewPoints - May 2016

Virtual Ecosystems Accelerate Innovation!
Detroit's AutoHarvest Foundation was not the first to create a collaborative meeting place for innovation online. The first, "Collaborator," was developed by...

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Innovation Hub
WardsAuto delivers the latest insights and analysis for today's auto industry, helping you see the opportunities and risks for your business in the months and years to come. WardsAuto Interiors Conference and WardsAuto UX Conference introduce you to top OEM and supplier executives to grow your contact base. Find out how WardsAuto forecasts, insight reports and data tools can help you understand current and upcoming trends in order to grow your business.
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les Nouvelles - Article of the Month
The journal of the Licensing Executives Society International, les Nouvelles, and its editor selected this article. The journal, which can be accessed online, is published quarterly and is designed to further the knowledge of the society's members and others in improving their skills, techniques and knowledge in licensing and protecting Intellectual Property.
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Innovation Management
Innovation Management works with international knowledge providers and leading innovation experts and practitioners with global expertise. Their content and technology is founded on cutting-edge knowledge and pedagogy to inspire creativity in individuals and establish open and innovative organizations.
Read: "Six Levers for Solving the Corporate Innovation Problem – Part 2"
SRR Journal and blog Articles
Stout Risius Ross (SRR) is a premier global financial advisory firm that specializes in Investment Banking, Valuation & Financial Opinions, and Dispute Advisory & Forensic Services.
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Innovation Enterprise
Innovation Enterprise, a CFO Publishing company is an independent business-to-business multi-channel media brand focused on the information needs of Senior Finance, Operations, Analytics, Big Data, Strategy, Digital, Innovation & Sports executives. Products include IE.Summits, ieOnDemand, ieWebinars, ieWhitepapers & more.
Watch: “Innovation & Engineering - The Nexus of Possibility" by Andrew Celentano - Senior Innovation Consultant, Boston Engineering
Intellectual Asset Management
IAM is a unique publication which focuses on the many ways in which intellectual property and intangible assets can be used to create corporate value.
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Upcoming AH Appearances Join AutoHarvest at these Industry Expos
Chief Innovation Officer Summit Global Schedule
September - December 2016 | Global
September 7-8, 2016: Shanghai, China October 19-20, 2016: London, UK
September 6-7, 2016: Sydney, AU December 5-6, 2016: New York City, NY USA
October 19-20, 2016: Hong Kong, China
Autonomous Vehicles
August 22-24, 2016 | Detroit, MI USA
This event will bring together industry leaders from passenger cars, commercial truck, military, bus & off road vehicle companies to discuss the current roadblocks that are inhibiting the full implementation & collaboration of autonomous technology and how to address these challenges.

Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Detroit 2016
August 23-25, 2016 | Detroit, MI USA
GALM Detroit 2016 will investigate lightweighting opportunities for body in white and beyond. Scrutinizing the latest achievements in composite solutions and benchmarking the most effective joining methods for mixed material designs. Featuring key OEMs such as Ford, Toyota, FCA, GM, Aston Martin, Jaguar Land Rover, Lotus and many more

IPBC Japan 2016
September 8, 2016 | Tokyo, Japan
This unique one-day event is designed specifically for senior IP executives from leading Japanese industrial companies. Sessions will address the core themes of IP value creation and strategic corporate IP management, discussing these in a Japanese context. This year’s programme will have a particular emphasis on key international trends and developments.

Material Science and Engineering
September 12-14, 2016 | Atlanta, GA USA
The 6th International Conference and Exhibition on Materials Science and Engineering (Materials Science-2016) explores the implications of Materials Science and Engineering with an objective to encourage young minds and their research abilities by providing an opportunity to meet the experts in the field of Materials Science & Engineering and Nanotechnology.

The Battery Show
September 13-15, 2016 | Novi, MI USA
Taking place September 13-15, 2016, in Novi, Detroit, Michigan, The Battery Show 2016 is the premier showcase of the latest advanced battery technology. The exhibition hall offers a platform to launch new products, make new contacts and maintain existing relationships. With more qualified buyers and decision makers than any other event in North America, The Battery Show 2016 is the key to unlocking your future business opportunities.

Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo
September 13-15, 2016 | Novi, MI USA
Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo is the premier showcase for electric and hybrid vehicle technology and innovation. The show highlights advances right across the powertrain and across a wide range of vehicles from passenger and commercial to off-highway industrial vehicles.

Critical Power Expo
September 13-15, 2016 | Novi, MI USA
Critical Power Expo connects suppliers, buyers, operators and specifiers of both critical power and energy management solutions from Industrial, Commercial, Telecoms, Data Center, Utilities, Healthcare, Educational, Government & Municipal sectors along with the entire critical power supply chain, offering a one-stop-shop for informing key stationary power technology decisions.

North American Automotive Metals Conference
September 14-15, 2016 | Dearborn, MI USA
At this conference, speakers and delegates will continue with the light-weighting debate, highlight the latest OEM user preferences, focus on supply chain issues in more depth and unearth the developments happening across the North American and Mexican markets. Being in the heart of the automotive industry in North America, Dearborn is the best place to bring suppliers and OEMs together to talk about the future for automotive production in North America.

AutomotiveIQ’s System Safety Conference
September 19-21, 2016 | Las Vegas, NV USA
Taking place on September 19th – 21st in Las Vegas, Automotive IQ’s System Safety conference will be the first automotive event to provide a comprehensive look at safety in every component of highly complex and computer-controlled systems, empowering innovation to ensure reliability and minimizing losses by preventing dependent failures.

Telematics India 2016
September 21-22, 2016 | Bengaluru, India
Telematics Wire is known to bring on table the most relevant themes that are redefining the automotive domain in India and broadly in Asia. The most relevant topics discussed by the key experts -be it connected cars or UBI; commercial fleet telematics to vehicle autonomy, we will make sure to get you the inside scoop of the ultimate insights on new technology trends, market forecasts, evolving business models, regulatory background and many more.

Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Asia Conference
September 28-29, 2016 | Shanghai, China
The Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Asia conference returns to Shanghai on September 28-29, 2016. This year’s event will include key insights from the world’s leading OEMs, such as GM, Tata Motors, Great Wall Motor and more, who will present real practical experiences on automotive lightweighting.

Open Innovation Summit
September 28-29, 2016 | Boston, MA USA
Come and learn open innovation best-practices and applications from the leaders of America's most innovative companies including: L'Oreal, Luxottica, Bayer, Under Armour even Live Nation.

IP Strategy Innovation Summit
September 28-29, 2016 | Boston, MA USA
The IP Strategy Innovation Summit bridges the gap between intellectual property and innovation management professionals. Join 100+ professionals for 2 days packed with case studies, panel discussions and deep-dive sessions!

TU-Automotive ADAS & Autonomous USA 2016
October 3-4, 2016 | Novi, MI USA
Addressing the very latest in automated driving technology; TU-Automotive ADAS & Autonomous USA (Novi, Oct 3-4) is returning after its inaugural event last year. The latest industry trends will be addressed in 2 tracks by 25 + expert speakers from Faraday Future, Delphi, Hyundai, Denso, MIT and many more.

WardsAuto - UX User Experience Conference
October 4, 2016 | Novi, MI USA
Explore the holistic user experience at the WardsAuto UX Conference on Oct. 4 in Novi, MI. Hear top OEMs and suppliers discuss new technologies, consumer demands and future trends. See winners of the first Wards 10 Best User Experience Awards. Present your company as a solution provider by sponsoring

Connected Automobiles 2016
October 17-18, 2016 | Milan, Italy
Not just another connected car conference. Connected Automobiles is a unique event featuring high level conferences plus exclusive opportunities such as the Connected Car Hackathon, the Startup’s Pitchfire and Live Experiences for a full immersion in the Connected Car world. The conference covers the hot topics in the industry, such as open innovation strategies, digital disruption & technology trends, overcoming business models, autonomous vehicles & safety issues, emerging services.

2nd China Commercial Vehicle Congress 2016
October 20-21, 2016 | Shanghai, China
With the great support of China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, China Automotive Engineering Research Institute Co., China Logistics Technology Association, etc, 2nd CCVC2016 will gather 35+ eminent speakers, 400+participants, and 40+ medias. This event is the forefront for exploring core technology application innovation and perfect way to understand China's commercial vehicle aftermarket.

LES 2016 Annual Meeting
October 23-26, 2016 | Vancouver, BC, Canada
Join LES as we head to Vancouver, British Columbia from October 23-26. With state-of-the-art product and service providers and solutions-oriented presentations, the 2016 Annual Meeting is sure to inspire you, leaving its mark as the premier licensing event of the year.

China Internet and Future Manufacturing
November 9-10, 2016 | Shanghai, China
IIS2016 serve as the information and networking platform for commercializing the business opportunity in Indonesia. This conference will address the most crucial issues that will determine your performance objectives in Indonesia and will generate some valuable advices to assist in gaugin the pulse of this ever-changing industry and grasping the latest and most advanced technologies.

American Automotive Summit
November 10-11, 2016 | Detroit, MI USA
The IP Strategy Innovation Summit bridges the gap between intellectual property and innovation management professionals. Join 100+ professionals for 2 days packed with case studies, panel discussions and deep-dive sessions!

Mobility Innovation in the 21st Century Forum
November 15, 2016 | Detroit, MI USA
We tap the extensive AutoHarvest innovation ecosystem network to offer a phenomenal line-up of speakers from the industry, government and academia. Presentations and discussions will be moderated by David. E. Cole and Jayson D. Pankin, co-founders of AutoHarvest, the world’s only truly neutral and global on-line technology marketplace for innovators with an interest in advanced manufacturing intellectual property..

Automotive Manufacturing Meetings 2016
November 15-17, 2016 | Detroit, MI USA
AMM Detroit is a supply chain event that brings together auto makers, tier suppliers and contract-manufacturers. Engineering, procurement, supply chain, fabrication, commodity teams, suppliers and service providers will meet through pre-arranged one-on-one meetings. AMM Detroit is the venue where requirements meet technologies and capabilities without the distractions found at traditional exhibitions.

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3rd International Electronic Conference on Sensors and Applications
November 15-30, 2016 | Online
ECSA-3 will offer you the opportunity to participate in this international, scholarly conference without the concerns and expense of travelling—all you need is access to the Internet. The conference aims to bring the scientists working in the field onto a common platform and promote and advance the exciting and rapidly changing field of sensing technologies and applications. The conference will cover specific areas related to sensors science, which provide an overall coverage from diverse sections of the field, and which will be chaired by well-known experts.

IP Dealmakers Forum
November 17-18, 2016 | New York City, NY USA
The IP Dealmakers Forum taking place November 17 & 18 explores the challenges and opportunities in the rapidly changing IP marketplace. The event attracts an elite set of IP market participants and dealmakers from the finance, legal and business communities. Attendees have ample opportunities to connect, exchange information and best practices, and, most importantly, further dealmaking during extended networking breaks and one-to-one meetings. Visit for information.

IBPC Asia 2016
December 4-6, 2016 | Shanghai, China
As the only event in the region that focuses on how Intellectual Property owners can strategically use IP, IPBC Asia will explore complex issues associated with IP value creation, but with a specifically Asian flavour, addressing the challenges faced by the region’s rights holders seeking expansion across Asia and beyond.

Connected Car Detroit
March 14, 2017 | Dearborn, MI USA
CONNECTED CAR DETROIT conference brings together key stakeholders to network and discuss the technologies and trends that are shaping the evolution of the connected car. More than 20 expert speakers, 300+ delegates and a tech showcase featuring over 20 exhibitions make CONNECTED CAR DETROIT an unmissable event.

Autonomous Car Detroit
March 15, 2017 | Dearborn, MI USA
AUTONOMOUS CAR DETROIT conference brings together key stakeholders to network and discuss the technologies and trends that are making the self-driving car a reality. More than 20 expert speakers, 300+ delegates and a tech showcase featuring 22 exhibitions make AUTONOMOUS CAR DETROIT an unmissable event.

Fuel Economy Detroit
March 16, 2017 | Dearborn, MI USA
FUEL ECONOMY DETROIT conference brings together the stakeholders tasked with creating the fuel-efficient and lightweight cars of tomorrow. More than 20 expert speakers, 200+ delegates and a tech showcase featuring 22 exhibitions make FUEL ECONOMY DETROIT an unmissable event.