Branding, Regulatory, and IP Strategy: Never Too Early

Entrepreneurs commonly overlook Regulatory, Branding, and IP Strategy when starting a company. Experts, Meg Boulware and Tamsen Valoir of Boulware & Valoir, and Andrea Ferrenz, Executive VP at CellTex Therapeutics will walk you through thinking about these topics now, before it's too late.

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  • John

    Does anyone in the group know of a good patent/IP firm in the area? I need someone pretty quickly. Thanks John Stokes

    April 7, 2014

    • Matt P.

      John, the firm that did this seminar maybe able to help you; Boulware and Valoir. Email us at [masked] with more details and we might be able to give you a better answer.

      April 7, 2014

    • John

      Thanks, Matt. I found the Boulware Valoir firm online and I'm corresponding with them. I appreciate your help.

      April 7, 2014

  • Peter C.

    Perhaps there was too much information to cover in such a short period. Maybe a future event could focus on either the legal/regulatory aspects or marketing aspects, not both.

    1 · March 28, 2014

    • Matt P.

      Peter, thanks for your feedback. You aren't the only one to suggest that. In a sort time frame and with a wide audience our speakers I think did a great job, but I agree that for a more in depth analysis of these topics we will separate them out. I hope you still gained some knowledge and keep your eyes open if we schedule some indepth sessions on these topics.

      March 28, 2014

  • David C B.

    Never really got past most elementary notions of each. Probably of benefit at most elementary level - panelists/speakers are extraordinary, proven talents, but they pitched too low and presentations too constrained - perhaps by time. Suggest a repeat in the future with some analysis of how to improve. The goal was fabulously valuable, but was missed. Should try again. Too important not to try again. A tribute to the enventure group who were able to attract such stars in their fields.

    2 · March 27, 2014

    • Lindsay's secret a.

      The first two presentations were definitely too elementary and some of the info given by the FDA attorney were inaccurate. I recall a gentleman asking a question about if two companies were to get approval from the FDA for a product, one company with a patent and the other without, which one would prevail to get market exclusivity? The response of the attorney was that no one would prevail. The patent attorney responded that the company would have to sue the infringing company. The reality is that the FDA requires patent certification before granting market exclusivity. It would be excellent to have another seminar on the same subject with another set of attorneys. A lot more could be gained. Always good to have a second opinion with attorneys.

      1 · March 28, 2014

    • Matt P.

      David, thanks for your feedback. We're always trying to cater to a wide array of backgrounds and knowledge coming into these seminars, so we try to make it understandable for everyone in attendance which as you saw sometimes sacrifices the ability to get into the nitty-gritty. By no fault of our wonderful presenters as I asked them to make it understandable it to a wide audience. We'll definitely look into do this again. Perhaps with a focus on a single topic rather than all three at one time so we can get into a deeper level. Lindsay's Secrete Admirer (whomever you maybe). I think what you missed was when Andrea said that the proposed situation was essentially impossible. I think it was such an out-there situation. Andrea, Tamsen, and Meg are all top notch attorneys and a valuable asset to the community.

      March 28, 2014

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