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Fuentek President Laura A. Schoppe To Serve On North Carolina Technology Association Panel

(March 24, 2010)

Laura Schoppe

Laura Schoppe

APEX, N.C. – Fuentek has announced that President Laura A. Schoppe will be a panelist for the Emerging Technologies and Trends Series (ETT), hosted by the North Carolina Technology Association and WorkSmart IT, on Wednesday, March 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at The Solution Center in Durham. The panel will discuss innovation, invention and intellectual property, and will explore recent discoveries furthering North Carolina's technology industry and the importance of licensing and joint development.

"I am excited to participate in a panel about recent innovation in North Carolina and how the state is facilitating technology transfer," said Schoppe. "Innovation and the management of intellectual property varies widely by industry, and I am looking forward to hearing the other panelists' thoughts on this topic."

DETAILS:

- Other confirmed panelists for the event include: Mitch Mumma, general technology partner, Intersouth Partners; Patricia Bornes, senior director corporate and legal affairs, Microsoft; and Barry Collin, CEO, Moddition.

- The North Carolina Technology Association is a leadership organization representing the technology industry in the state.

- WorkSmart IT is an information technology consulting company that provides IT networking and computer support for small- and mid-sized businesses.

- The Solution Center is located at 1101 Slater Road in Durham, N.C.

- For more information, visit www.nctechnology.org/get-involved/programs/ett_rtp/default.aspx (link opens new browser window).

About Laura A Schoppe

Laura A. Schoppe is president of Fuentek, LLC, a consulting firm that provides intellectual property and technology management services with a specialization in technology commercialization. In her role as president, Laura is responsible for managing relationships as well as establishing strategic client plans and conducting training workshops for clients. In 2005 and 2006, DiversityBusiness.com recognized Fuentek as one of the top 50 women-owned businesses in North Carolina. Laura also has more than 12 years of successful experience in spearheading research for several defense contractors, as well as an extensive background in all aspects of intellectual property management, particularly leading license negotiation activities from transition innovations to new products. She has led major technology transfer projects at leading universities and government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies have sought her advice on strategic planning related to their intellectual assets. As a result of her expertise, Laura has been selected to speak at several national and international conferences and has published many papers and book chapters. In 2008 Laura was recognized as one of the Triangle's top 25 businesswomen with Triangle Business Journal's prestigious Women in Business Award for her exemplary leadership skills in the innovation category.

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