The historic paradigm shift to smart green personalized transportation was evident this month during both the "China and the Electric Vehicle" panel at the Licensing Executives Society Annual Meeting and the all-day forum "Mobility Innovation in the 21st Century" at the Automotive Manufacturing Meetings. The restless action will be on prominent display in January at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit with the premier of AutoMobili-D. This unprecedented exhibit will showcase advanced driver assist and autonomous vehicle innovation developed by entrepreneurs and tech start-ups which the traditional automotive industry is embracing to help define the new mobility. It’s different!

This month we also feature members developing secure cryptographic tools, sensitive chemical sensors and deep expertise about the largest intellectual property community, China. The curated I-Hub helps members access relevant knowledge to commercialize IP with technology landscaping software, powerful databases, special reports, government resources, in-the- pulse blogs and innovation leader presentations. We are working hard with conference partners around the globe to participate in a very full year of innovation gatherings in a new year sure to be filled with change and opportunity.

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
Featured Members
N5 Sensors, Inc
N5 is commercializing a new-generation of chip-scale chemical sensors that can detect harmful chemicals mixed in air, such as industrial chemicals, automobile exhausts, cigarette smoke, and pollutants released from paints, cleaners, pesticides and other products. These new sensors, are small and accurate with capability to detect multiple gases at the same time on a single chip. The sensors are highly selective, ultra-low power, and fabricated using standard semiconductor mass production techniques.
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Pomcor conducts research on identity. They have invented the concept of a cryptographic "rich credential", which enables remote identity proofing by demonstrating possession of a private key, knowledge of a password, and possession of a biometric trait, without prior password registration or biometric enrollment of the subject with the verifier.
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Beijing East IP
Beijing East IP is a full service IP boutique firm based in China with offices in Silicon Valley, Tokyo, and London. Our diversified technical background allows us to provide counseling services to multinational and Fortune 500 corporations in handling intellectual property issues and litigations arising out of their China portfolios.
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Mobility Innovation in the 21st Century
Novi, Michigan USA, November 14, 2016 Automotive Manufacturing Meetings, Mobility Innovation in the 21st Century Forum
(L to R):
Burt Jordan- The Ford Motor Company, Dragon Wang- Beijing East IP, Jin Kim- United Technologies, David Cole- AutoHarvest, Jayson Pankin- AutoHarvest, Martin Klein- XALT Energy, Chris Gearhart- National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Hakan Kostepen- Panasonic Automotive Systems Company.
Missing from photo: Andre Weimerskirch- Lear Corporation, Brett Schauber- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Andrew Basile- Young Basile, Matthew Benson- Faurecia xWorks and Sandeep Punater- Delphi Electronics & Safety - Electronic Controls Group
Beijing East IP Ltd. & Law Firm
October 26, 2016 - The Canadian Consulate invited and interviewed Beijing East IP’s professionals for a series of comprehensive and valuable IP Q&A videos, which aimed to provide useful tips to Canadian SMEs to enforce their IP rights when doing business in China!

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AutoMobili-D will feature 120,000 sq. ft. of dynamic display communities in the Cobo Center Atrium overlooking the international waterway and the adjoining Hall E. Unlike anywhere else in the world, attending executives, industry professionals and journalists will have the opportunity to experience firsthand advanced driver assist and autonomous vehicle functionality on a dedicated test track all in one building. Unique communities of participating companies and tech start-ups will cover Autonomous Driving, Connected Car Technologies, E-Mobility, Mobility Services, and Urban Mobility.

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Licensing Executives Society Foundation Announces Its Annual International Business Plan Competition!
Invaluable mentoring includes strategic use of patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets
The Competition is an essential opportunity for founders and/or inventors to learn and hone skills in the strategic use of Intellectual Property (IP) in business. Register early to receive extraordinary mentorship, judging and feedback from IP and licensing professionals. Over $20,000 in cash and $160,000 worth of in-kind prizes will be awarded. There is no fee for taking part in this opportunity, only your attention is required. The Licensing Executives Society has been the leading association for intellectual property, technology and business development professionals for over 50 years.

Key Dates
     November 16, 2016 - Competition open for Registration. Access to IP ToolBox
                                        and Mentor Faculty.
     December 16, 2016 - DEADLINE to gain access to IP ToolBox and Mentor Faculty
     February 10, 2017 - Business Plan submission DEADLINE (First Round)
     May 8, 2017 - FINAL round of the Business Plan Competition

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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.
Read: "JLR Explores All-Terrain Autonomous Driving"
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.
Watch: "Systematize Innovation: Create an Environment where Employees are Encouraged to be Audacious"
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.
Read the latest on the SRR blog here.
Read: "Bitcoin: What You Need to Know… and Why You Need to Know It Now"
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: "Capitalizing on Innovation" by Scarlett Sieber SVP, Open Innovation & Ecosystem Builder, BBVA
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.
Read the latest from the IAM Blog
Upcoming AH Appearances Join AutoHarvest at these Industry Expos
Internet of Things World
November 21-22, 2016 | Dublin, Ireland
Internet of Things World 2016 is the most comprehensive IoT event with over 150+ industry thought leaders and 100+ exhibitors. The event comes to Dublin for the first time in 2016 with an expanded conference agenda covering both industrial and consumer IoT, including Energy, Environment, Agriculture, Healthcare plus a free to attend exhibition, startup programme, evening social and networking events.

Next-generation Robotics & Automation
November 29-30, 2016 | Birmingham UK
Next-Generation Robotics & Automation: Automotive Manufacturing Europe 2016 unites European Automotive Manufacturers and sub-contractors with pioneering robotics, tooling and automation providers to understand the evolution of the latest technology, and grapple with the techniques and considerations that must be addressed to maximise their value within specific manufacturing contexts.

Joining, Forming & Manufacturing Technologies
November 29-30, 2016 | Birmingham, UK
Joining, Forming & Manufacturing Technologies conference will present the latest developments in advanced technologies for lightweight materials. Designed specifically to showcase joining, forming, technology innovation and manufacturing process improvement, the congress will reveal the latest European OEM-led case studies to help you learn about the latest innovations and tested methods across lightweight automotive joining & forming.

Innovation Excellence for Life Science
November 30 - December 1, 2016 | Cambridge, Boston, MA USA
By attending the Innovation Excellence for Life Sciences conference, delegates will receive practical knowledge and advice from leading innovation, product and business development, and R&D professionals on how to establish an innovation-first and friendly organizational framework, develop external partnerships to bolster project potential, and curate winning projects that will garner a market advantage.

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.

Chief Innovation Officer Summit
December 5-6, 2016 | New York, NY USA
Engage with leaders from the world's biggest companies, discuss best-practice innovation & implement key takeaways post-event. The summit brings together 40+ pioneering speakers, 350+ industry leading innovators from the most well respected global organisations all under one roof. Gain insight on how you can effectively act on the ideas you have to innovate more effectively.
Advanced Talent Management for Automotive
December 12-13, 2016 | Detroit, MI USA
This event looks at how companies looking to recruit and acquire talent must now compete on a new battlefield—one shaped by new global talent networks and social media and defined by employment brands and changing views of careers. To deal effectively with the increasing levels of disruptive industry change, automakers and suppliers need a talent strategy that, at its core, seeks to identify and to develop leaders equipped with the requisite skills and capabilities.

Consumer Telematics Show 2017
January 4, 2017 | Las Vegas, NV USA
The Consumer Telematics Show/CTS 2017 (Jan 4, Las Vegas) kicks off the calendar year for the connected car community. With over 500 auto tech. industry executives in attendance, this is the largest and most focused meeting point for the sector before International CES®.

January 8-12, 2017 | Detroit, MI USA
The North American International Auto Show is pleased to announce AutoMobili-D, a new exhibition area that will showcase exhibits and symposiums dedicated to the dynamic and ever-change world of mobility. 100+ mobility exhibitors including start-ups, global automakers, auto suppliers and technology companies will be featured in the Cobo Center Atrium and adjoining Hall E. Symposiums on significant mobility subjects will be scheduled during NAIAS Industry Days (1/11 – 1/12).

5th Annual Medical Device Safety Monitoring and Reporting
January 25-26, 2017 | Las Vegas, NV USA
This marcus evans 5th Annual Medical Device Safety Monitoring and Reporting conference aims to shed light on FDA and international guidelines on medical device monitoring and reporting, as well as benchmark best practices from peers across the industry. Delegates will receive practical knowledge and tangible tactics from leading regulatory affairs, compliance, quality assurance, and post-market surveillance professionals on how to efficiently collect and effectively house post-market data, streamline the reporting process to ensure deadlines, and maximize existing tools and technologies to gather all necessary product information.

Innovation Evolution West 2017
February 1-2, 2017 | San Francisco, CA USA
To thrive in today’s customizable world, evolving new product development models needs for data-driven innovation is an increasingly vital transformation. Advancing business models to empower systematic, repeatable and reliable innovation is the best weapon against competitive and consumer-driven disruption. This marcus evans conference will amplify innovation at the intersection of design thinking, data & insight integration, and new product development to raise the bar for consumer-driven innovation.

Autonomous Vehicles Asia 2017
February 21-23, 2017 | Sentosa, Singapore
The 1st Annual Autonomous Vehicles Asia Summit, hosted in Singapore, is a one-stop conference that gathers key stakeholders including regional regulators, government stakeholders, car OEMs, research institutes, ride-sharing companies, technology companies, insurance and cyber security experts to discuss the regulatory, infrastructure, implementation, and technical issues pertaining to autonomous vehicles.

4th Lightweight Vehicle Manufacturing Summit
February 22-23, 2017 | Detroit, MI USA
The 4th Lightweight Vehicle Manufacturing Summit 2017 is returning to Detroit on 22-23 February to showcase the latest innovations in adhesives, additive manufacturing, machine learning, multi-material joining methods, corrosion mitigation techniques and more. This is the key event for examining mixed-material joining, forming & surface treatment techniques to drive scalable lightweight manufacturing.

Foam Expo
February 28 - March 2, 2017 | Novi, MI USA
Foam Expo is North America's first free-to-attend exhibition and conference for the technical foam industry. The exhibition will unite manufacturers and buyers of technical foam materials, products and services and will serve the entire foam manufacturing industry, including raw materials, chemicals, manufacture and process equipment and all associated services.

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.

Testing ADAS & Self Driving Cars
March 27-30, 2017 | Frankfurt, Germany
The Testing ADAS & Self Driving Cars in 2017 is a fully dedicated meeting on testing and simulation of highly automated and fully autonomous applications for safe and secure vehicles. This event is part of the Safety & Security week of Automotive IQ.

ISO 26262
March 27-30, 2017 | Frankfurt, Germany
The 7th International Conference ISO 26262 is the longest running expert forum focused on the technical implementation of functional safety. In 2017, we have confirmed speakers from JLR, Daimler, Delphi, Siemens, HELLA, and many more. This event is part of the Safety & Security week of Automotive IQ.

Automotive Cyber Security
March 27-30, 2017 | Frankfurt, Germany
The 2nd International Conference Automotive Cyber Security will focus on deterring and preventing security breaches in connected vehicles. We welcome confirmed speakers from Daimler, MIT, GSM Association, Trillium and many more. This event is part of the Safety & Security week of Automotive IQ.