GoPro’s IPO stock and Apple’s camera patents: lunch meeting and webcast

On Thursday, January 29 Hulsey Calhoun P.C. and the IC² Institute will host a free lunch event and webinar, “GoPro’s IPO Stock and Apple’s Camera Patents: Legal and Business Reactions to a Tech Market Shift.”

When: Thursday, January 29, 2015, 11:30 to 1:00 CST


In person at the IC² Institute, 2815 San Gabriel St., Austin, TX 78705. Registration is required and lunch will be served. To RSVP visit

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After a successful 2014 IPO and strong showing at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show, GoPro shares dropped 12% on January 13 when the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted a cache of competing camera patents to Apple. One of these newly issued Apple patents discloses a wearable camera that could compete with GoPro’s high-definition cameras.

This lunch and learn seminar will explore the relationship between GoPro’s and Apple’s patent positions and their stock valuations. Topics covered will include:

  • GoPro’s products, the exciting 2014 IPO presentation, and the impact on the consumer electronics industry;
  • How Apple’s camera patents may pose challenges for GoPro’s technological advancement and the financial relationship between GoPro’s technology and stock valuation;
  • Possible legal actions open to both Apple and GoPro, stock value reactions, and strategic responses relevant to sudden and unexpected shifts in technology leadership; and
  • What company executives and technology leaders can do to limit permanent business damage as a result of technology shifts.

Speaker: William N. Hulsey III, Esq. HULSEY CALHOUN P.C., and IC² Institute Fellow.

Mr. Hulsey has prepared and prosecuted over 1700 U.S. and foreign patent applications while representing over 500 start-up and emerging growth companies. He is listed on the Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys, rated “AV—Preeminent” and on has maintained the highest ranking in the U.S. His clients’ patents have been deemed critical to their receiving venture investments and achieving strong financial results.

For more information, see the event flyer.

Continuing education: Hulsey Calhoun P.C. has requested MCLE credit for this event, including .5 hours in ethics.


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January 21, 2015