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Supply Chain and Sourcing Webinar

IP Issues Across The Production Chain

February 17, 2021
9:00 AM Pacific (12:00 PM Eastern)

Opening Remarks and Intros
Three Sessions followed by Q&A


In this Audio Product Education Institute series of webinars, our two supply chain and sourcing experts, David Lindberg (DB Enterprises) and Mike Klasco (Menlo Scientific) will address the pressing issues with protecting your Intellectual Property while navigating across the production chain. In this session we will hear from three experts with different perspectives on the topic: counterfeiting, authentication, and legal protection. During the session all experts will also address the specificities of their own business and the challenges in engineering, technology and operations during pandemic times, and how to bring products to market in 2021.
Mark A. Rinehart, Managing Director, White Horse Laboratories
Protecting Your Business IP… and Reputation
The topic of counterfeit and fraudulently represented product across the supply chain is of indomitable importance and will be address in this presentation. Mark Rinehart will also address how his company addresses life cycle management and regulation, component obsolescence, manufacturing capacity, lead-times and price management accross the global supplier network. 
Alfons Futterer, Managing Director, NanoMatriX International Limited
Advanced Anti-Counterfeiting Materials
In this presentation we will hear from an expert in protecting the authenticity of ingredients used in production, and profiling a brand’s risk exposure to counterfeits, parallel trading and production overruns. Setting up brand protection strategies and solutions is always a good idea for start-ups and certainly remains essential for mature companies. It’s always important to learn how to develop dynamic strategies to improve counterfeit resilience and increase customer loyalty and relationship.
David Postolski, Esq., Partner, Gearhart Law LLC
Securing your IP and Protecting your Brand
In this presentation we will hear from a registered patent attorney and Intellectual Property attorney with over 17 years’ experience. We will be able to understand better the potential legal challenges faced by inventors, creators, artists, start-ups, entrepreneurs, early stage companies and emerging companies  with their U.S and International intellectual property strategy, protection, enforcement and monetization.
Mark A. Rinehart

Managing Director, White Horse Laboratories, Hong Kong

White Horse Laboratories is a Hong Kong-based, USA-owned and operated, ISO-certified electronics service provider located at the epicenter of the global electronics industry.
The company’s ethical base of integrity and transparency, combined with acclaimed technical performance, has established its position in the industry as a standard for electronics quality assurance.
Founded in 2004 to fight the global proliferation of counterfeit electronics, White Horse has evolved to become a turnkey electronics service and solution provider. The company’s suite of services goes beyond being a full-service Test House to include Packaging, Programming, Logistics, Factory Auditing, and Training to provide a complete solution for every level of electronics company.
Alfons Futterer

Managing Director, NanoMatriX International Limited, Hong Kong

NanoMatriX International Limited is a global reference in anti-counterfeiting, brand protection, authentication and traceability technologies since 2004.

The company is positioned as a trusted global security provider to Fortune 500 companies, governments, central banks, high security printers, and international brands. As an ISO 9001:2015 quality management certified organization, NanoMatriX protects its clients from losses due to product & document fraud using innovative solutions.

David Postolski

Esq., Partner, Gearhart Law LLC, New Jersey, United States

Gearhart Law, LLC, offers professional legal services from its home base in New Jersey, New York, and Philadelphia and across the world. The firm provides expert advice and consultation services from leading patent lawyers, trademark lawyers, and copyright lawyers. Since its foundation is worked with inventors, entrepreneurs, startups and corporate partners across every major sector. Its attorneys have deep backgrounds and expertise in all the fields represented, with vast experience in drafting and protecting patents in different regions of the world and in several languages. 
David Postolski is a frequent speaker and author on intellectual property issues surrounding emerging technologies, raising capital, business formation, licensing, and reward and equity based crowdfunding. David is also a Professor at Temple University and Parsons School of Design where he teaches master level students about IP, ethics and other regulatory considerations in starting business ventures and products around design. David is the current Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Officer of the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law.
Dave Lindberg

DB Enterprises, Hong Kong

Dave Lindberg is the CEO of DB Enterprises in Hong Kong, and an experienced professional in business and project management, working with brands and technology suppliers in Asia. 

Mike Klasco

CEO, Menlo Scientific, Richmond, California

Mike Klasco is the president of Menlo Scientific, a consulting firm for the loudspeaker industry, located in Richmond, CA. He is a graduate from New York University, with post graduate work in signal processing, and he holds multiple patents licensed or assigned. For the past 35 years, Mike has worked on countless R&D projects for large and small companies. Mike specializes in materials and fabrication techniques to enhance audio performance.