Next Meetup

What Startup Founders Need To Know About Legal Issues
PRE-MEETING DINNER (self-pay) at 5:15 PM at Bertucci’s, Waltham. E-Net's panel of legal experts will discuss fundamental legal issues that founders and executives of early stage companies must address to insure vital protections and the building of value. These issues are compounded by changes in technology, commerce, and the law. What is the preferred form of entity and where should it be established? What is the preferred method to protect the company's Intellectual Property by use of various forms of patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secrets, either alone or in combination? How should founders' equity be apportioned through stock options and what restrictions should apply? What compensation and benefits should be included in employee agreements including consideration of Non - Disclosure Agreements, the changing environment for Non - Compete Agreements, as well as Assignment of Invention Agreements? These issues and their benefits and pitfalls will be discussed and presented with you the business person in mind. Agenda: 6:30-7:30 PM - Registration & networking 7:30-7:40 PM - ENET Chairman's announcements 7:40-7:55 PM - E Minute - Up to 3 Startup companies’ presentations 7:55-8:45 PM - 3 expert speakers on the night's topic 8:45-9:00 PM - Audience / Speakers Q & A [masked] PM - Final networking includes meeting presenting speakers Speakers: Jeremy Cohen, Gesmer Updegrove Jeremy Cohen is an attorney at Gesmer Updegrove, LLP, a firm specialized in the representation of emerging technology companies. His focus is on business creation and development, transactions and financings, and assisting with any other advice you need to help your business grow. Mike Attisha, Associate, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks Mike Attisha is an attorney at Wolf Greenfield, a boutique law firm that is focused entirely on intellectual property. Mike counsels clients on their patent portfolio in a wide range of technology areas, including electronics, additive fabrication (3D printing), display technologies (LCD, OLED, electrophoretic), software, semiconductors, optics, medical devices, electronic music, automated hardware testing, and signal processing. Moderator and Co-Organizer: Bob Weber, Managing Director, Patent Kinetics, LLC Robert Weber is a successful intellectual property professional, inventor, serial entrepreneur, and management consultant. Presently, he is Managing Director, Patent Kinetics, LLC, a company that helps entrepreneurs and patent owners build and monetize valuable patent portfolios. Co-Organizer: William R. Byrnes Bill's legal practice assists entrepreneurial companies with the legal issues they face with a focus on day-to-day commercial issues involving customers, vendors, and other third party relationships.

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