MDB Capital Group to Showcase Small-Cap IP Leaders Possessing Disruptive Technologies at its 2nd Annual Bright Lights Conference

May 10 - 11th

Le Parker Meridien Hotel

New York City

Announcing Bright Light's Presenting Company list and Keynote Speakers:

Paul Ryan, CEO, Acacia Research

Marshall Phelps, former VP, IP Strategy at Microsoft & IBM

John Cronin, CEO, ipCapital, former head, IBM Patent Factory

Mar 30, 2011, 09:15 ET from MDB Capital Group

NEW YORK, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MDB Capital Group is pleased to announce the preliminary list of presenting companies for its 2nd Annual Bright Lights Conference to be held on May 10-11, 2011 at Le Parker Meridien Hotel in New York City.  Selected from MDB's 2011 list of 150 "Best and Brightest" small-cap companies, this group of presenting companies is advancing some of today's most innovative and market-leading intellectual property (IP).  Bright Lights is the only conference with an exclusive focus on publicly-traded companies possessing disruptive and market changing IP, providing institutional investors with a venue to discover the largely unrecognized value of embedded IP.

Bright Lights will showcase approximately 40 public companies ranking in the 90th percentile for their respective technology leadership from more than 1,500 small-cap companies with granted U.S. patents, as rated by PatentVest, MDB's proprietary IP business intelligence platform.  In addition to company presentations, IP industry thought-leaders will also be joining Bright Lights sessions, providing insightful analysis and discussions on innovation and IP monetization topics during this exclusive, invitation-only event. Keynote speakers include: Paul Ryan, CEO of Acacia Research Corp. (ACTG), one of Wall Street's largest IP holders and licensing companies; Marshall Phelps, author, IP Hall of Fame member, former Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for Intellectual Property and Licensing at Microsoft, and John Cronin, CEO & Founder of ipCapital Group, one of the foremost experts on IP development & licensing and former head of the IBM Patent Factory.

Bright Lights underscores MDB Capital Group's commitment to advancing the financial markets' understanding of IP as a primary source of asset creation in emerging technology companies. Christopher Marlett, CEO of MDB Capital Group, commented, "Market leading IP is an indicator of superior business performance and investment returns. Our Bright Lights conference is a one-of-a kind forum that bridges IP innovation leaders and institutional investors in an environment that shapes policies and strategies for IP monetization and value creation."

PRESENTING COMPANIES

2011 BRIGHT LIGHTS CONFERENCE


Company

Ticker

Sector - Industry

Acacia Research Corporation

ACTG

IP Services - Research

Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

ALXA

Healthcare - Drug. Manufacturing

Altair Nanotechnologies, Inc.

ALTI

Basic Materials - Specialty Chemicals

Ambient Corporation

ABTG

Technology - Wireless Communications

Applied Nanotech Holdings, Inc.

APNT

Technology - Diversified Electronics

Arrowhead Research Corporation

ARWR

Healthcare - Biotechnology

BioLase Technology, Inc

BLTI

Healthcare - Medical Instruments

Broadcast International

BCST

Technology - Wireless Communications

ChipMOS Technologies, Inc.

IMOS

Technology - Semiconductor Equip. & Materials

CounterPath Corp.

CPAH

Technology - Software

Crossroads Systems, Inc.

CRDS

Technology - Data Storage

Dais Analytic Corporation

DLYT

Conglomerates

DARA BioSciences, Inc.

DARA

Healthcare - Biotechnology

Dialogic, Inc.

DLGC

Technology - Communication Equipment

Digimarc Corporation

DMRC

Technology - IT Services

Dot Hill Systems Corp.

HILL

Technology - Data Storage

Electro Scientific Industries

ESIO

Technology - Diversified Electronics

Energy Focus, Inc.

EFOI

Consumer Goods - Business Equipment

Harris & Harris Group, Inc.

TINY

Financial - Diversified Investments

Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

INO

Healthcare - Biotechnology

Johnson Outdoors, Inc.

JOUT

Consumer Goods - Sporting Goods

Kopin Corporation

KOPN

Technology - Semiconductor/Broad Line

Lightwave Logic, Inc.

LWLG

Consumer Goods - Rubber, Plastics

Lpath, Inc.

LPTN

Healthcare - Biotechnology

Microvision, Inc.

MVIS

Technology - Diversified Electronics

Misonix, Inc.

MSON

Healthcare - Medical Appliances & Equipment

Network-1 Security Solutions, Inc.

NSSI

Technology - Security Software & Services

NewCardio, Inc.

NWCI

Healthcare - Medical Appliances & Equipment

Provectus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

PVCT

Healthcare - Drug Manufacturers (Major)

Ramtron International Corporation

RMTR

Technology - Semiconductor, Memory Chips

Reis, Inc.

REIS

Services - Business Services

Superconductor Technologies, Inc.

SCON

Technology - Semiconductor, Integrated Circuits

TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

TSYS

Technology - Communication Equipment

Uni-Pixel, Inc.

UNXL

Technology - Diversified Electronics

Verenium Corporation

VRNM

Basic Materials - Specialty Chemicals

Vu1 Corporation

VUOC

Consumer Goods - Home Furnishings & Fixtures

WaferGen Biosystems, Inc.

WGBS

Technology - Scientific & Technical Instruments

ZBB Energy Corporation

ZBB

Industrial Goods - Industrial Electrical Equipment




About MDB Capital Group

MDB Capital Group, LLC is an institutional research and investment banking firm focusing exclusively on small and micro-cap companies possessing market changing, disruptive intellectual property.  For more information on MDB Capital Group, visit:  http://www.mdb.com

About PatentVest

PatenVest® is a proprietary intellectual property (IP) business intelligence platform developed by MDB Capital Group. PatentVest quantifies the appropriate valuation of IP and enables the emergence of IP as an investible asset class. For more information on PatentVest please visit: http://www.patentvest.com

DISCLAIMER

Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. MDB Capital Group, LLC expects to receive or intends to seek compensation for investment banking or other business relationships with the covered companies mentioned in this press release in the next three months. For important information regarding the covered companies in this press release, please contact us at (310) 526-5000 or write to: MDB Capital Group, LLC, Attention: Research, 401 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1020, Santa Monica, CA 90401.

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