Ten Things Startups Need to Know about Intellectual Property + Avoiding Patent Trolls + Networking
Your intellectual property may be your company's primary asset. You need to protect it!
Join this free event to:
Meet and hear seminars from two intellectual property experts on how startups and tech companies should protect their IP.
Ask your questions about intellectual property and related legal issues.
Network with Boston-area startup founders and business professionals while enjoying pizza, salad and more.
About the Speakers:
"Ten Things Startups Need to Know about Intellectual Property" presented by:
Moses Hayward advises clients on implementing strategies to protect their business, products and investments through intellectual property rights with a focus on the mechanical, electromechanical and computer technology arenas, including medical devices, measurement and control instrumentation, computer systems, software and devices, clean technology systems, sports equipment, automotive components, consumer products, manufacturing equipment and imaging systems. Moses also provides analysis and advice on invalidity and infringement postures during litigation and in pre and post litigation contexts.
"How To Protect Your Company Against Patent Troll Litigation" presented by:
Ken Seddon is CEO of LOT Network, Inc., a non-profit community of companies committed to protecting its members from costly patent troll litigation. Ken has been an executive at some of the largest patent holders in the world including Apple, Micron, Motorola, Intel and ARM. He has developed product IP strategies, and acquired and defended patents from PAE assertions. LOT Network currently protects its members from litigation from over 1.6 million worldwide patents. Network members include market leaders such as Slack, Facebook, Amazon and Dropbox, as well as startups across industries. Please visit www.LOTNet.com to learn more.
Brought to you by:
Fish & Richardson, a premier global intellectual property law firm, is sought-after and trusted by the world’s most innovative brands and influential technology leaders. Fish offers patent prosecution, counseling and litigation; trademark and copyright prosecution, counseling and litigation; and commercial litigation services. Our deep bench of attorneys with first-chair trial experience in every technology makes us the go-to firm for the most technically complex cases. We have an established reputation as a top-tier firm for patent portfolio planning, strategy and prosecution, as well as post-grant proceedings at the PTAB. Fish was established in 1878, and now has more than 400 attorneys and technology specialists in the U.S., Europe and China. Our success is rooted in our creative and inclusive culture, which values the diversity of people, experiences and perspectives. For more information, visit fr.com or follow us at @FishRichardson.
LOT Network is a non-profit community of companies committed to protecting its members from costly patent troll litigation. Network members include market leaders such as Facebook, Telsa and Amazon, as well as startups across industries. By protecting early stage companies from frivolous litigation, we’re helping them to focus their resources on the commercialization of great ideas. If you have less than $25M in annual revenues, you can join LOT Network for free AND get free patents! Please visit LOTNet.com to learn more. Follow @TheLOTNet.
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6:00 - Networking with Pizza and Salad served
7:00 - "Ten Things Startups Need to Know about IP" with Patent Attorney, Moses Heyward from Fish & Richardson
7:30 - "How To Protect Your Company Against Patent Troll Litigation" with LOT Network CEO, Ken Seddon
8:00 - More networking!
Directions & Parking:
CIC - Cambridge is located at 245 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02142 (Google map).
You can also park at Microsoft NERD at 1 Memorial Dr, for $12 after 4 PM. (Google map)
CIC is two blocks from the Kendall Square MBTA station on the Red Line.
Show your government-issued photo identification to Security and sign the attendee roster. Take an elevator to the 3rd floor and look for signs. Provide your full name at our check-in desk, to pick up your name tag.
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BNT is dedicated to providing a harassment-free and inclusive event experience for all members/participants. To attend, event registrants agree to these Attendance Terms, which are summarized on the registration page for this event and in the confirmation email sent to registrants. By registering for this event, you agree to be contacted by BNT, CIC, Fish & Richardson and The LOT Network.