Crowdfunding!??! The Questions and Realities.
The excitement of crowdfunding seems to be everywhere. What is it? Is it for you? Does it solve the inventor’s quest for cash? Can you really get a company up and running with it?
Simply stated, Crowdfunding is an internet based method of raising funds for a variety of endeavors. These endeavors include artistic projects, new product production costs, charitable projects and start-up costs for new businesses of all kinds. But, the hope and hype must be tempered, especially with the imminent opportunity for crowdfunding to include equity and debt raising opportunities. David Postolski, a New York/New Jersey patent attorney with Day Pitney LLP, Intellectual Property Practice Group will focus on the DO's of creating a successful, practical and creative reward-based campaign on fundraising sites like Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Artist Share, and RocketHub as well as provide real life examples of DON'Ts, i.e projects that fell into the legal and business traps of crowdfunding. David will also discuss crowdsourcing, equity crowdfunding and what's on the horizon for crowdfunding.
David Postolski is a registered patent attorney and intellectual property attorney in the Intellectual Property department at Day Pitney. His practice includes prosecuting patent and trademark applications both domestically and internationally. David's patent practice encompasses various technological and scientific areas, including software development, financial transactions, gaming and business methods, medical devices, as well as patents related to chemistry. He has experience managing patent and trademark portfolios, advising clients on U.S. and Foreign prosecution strategies, and evaluating IP portfolios for potential licensing value, technical merit and patentability/validity. David is currently the Chair of the American Bar Association Intellectual Property Law (ABA IPL) Section Young Lawyers Action Group, Board member of the Continuing Legal Education Board of the ABA IPL Section, and Chair of the International Associates Committee of ABA IPL Membership Board. David donates many pro bono hours to organizations such as Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and frequently counsels inventors, startups, business professionals and other lawyers on crowdfunding.
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