I know some really smart patent attorneys who would be willing to speak at one of our BPM conferences. They could speak on the legal aspects of business processes:
- murky patent rulings affecting processes,
- protecting process IP when dealing with BPO and other external providers,
- protecting your own process innovations, etc.
This is not normally a topic that gathers a lot of steam except among a few twisted souls in process land. Is this a topic of interest to you, oh mass of unseen process mavens? Would you come to see this kind of presentation? Or would you first run to the nearest coffee station and suck down three cups of leaded to stay awake?
I think it would be a blast… but then, I write passion-filled posts about socks and car mats. I am not to be trusted…