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Legal Essentials for Startups: Intellectual Property Protection

NY Tech Alliance

Thursday, June 25, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

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Join the New York Technology Council for Session 4 of its popular series Legal Essentials for Startups, a four-part program designed to provide entrepreneurs and principals of early-stage companies and emerging growth companies with a grounding in fundamental legal issues that can critically affect their likelihood of success.   
 
Each program will be delivered by a panel of attorneys drawn from large, mid-size and small law firms, all with extensive experience in both the subject matter of the series and the operations and concerns of entrepreneurs, startups and emerging-growth companies.  The goal of the series is to provide attendees with the tools necessary to spot significant legal issues, avoid some of the most common legal pitfalls and establish solid legal foundations for their ventures.  These interactive sessions will provide ample opportunity for Q&A and will be equally valuable for principals of existing companies as well as for entrepreneurs planning to start their own companies.
 
Session #4 – Intellectual Property Protection
In this session, we will focus on intellectual property protection issues for early stage companies such as:
  • The fundamentals of copyright, trademark, patent and other forms of intellectual property (IP) protection 
  • Securing IP rights from founders, employees, consultants and vendors
  • Common IP issues related to software and user-generated content
  • Protecting your IP from infringement
  • Avoiding infringement of third-party IP
FEATURED SPEAKERS
Jeremy A. Chase, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Jeremy Chase is a commercial litigator who focuses his practice on media and intellectual property litigation. He has handled cases involving First Amendment law, libel, copyright, trademark, right of publicity, privacy, and newsgathering issues. Jeremy also has significant experience litigating complex contract disputes in both state and federal court. Jeremy represents clients in the digital media, cable, Internet, e-commerce, technology, and publishing industries.
 
George P. Wukoson, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
George Wukoson focuses his practice on federal trademark, copyright, and anti-counterfeiting litigation, trademark prosecution, and trademark opposition and cancellation actions. He also counsels clients on issues involving brand management and enforcement, copyrights, domain name disputes, social and digital media, and intellectual property licensing. In addition, he is a commercial litigator with experience representing individuals and corporations in complex commercial and civil litigations, as well as securities cases, government investigations, and white-collar matters.
 
Greg Boyd, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, PC
S. Gregory Boyd is a partner and the chairman of the Interactive Entertainment Group at Frankfurt Kurnit, where he represents a wide variety of interactive entertainment, new media, privacy, and data security clients. Mr. Boyd has extensive experience negotiating and drafting game development agreements for consoles, PC’s, mobile, and social games. He also advises brands, media companies, and advertising agencies on a large variety of digital matters, including the creation and management of privacy and data security programs. The Legal 500 has praised Mr. Boyd for his work with media and technology companies.
 
Jessica R. Friedman, Paul Ellis Law Group LLC
Jessica R. Friedman has practiced copyright, trademark and literary property law in New York City for over two decades.  Her clients include technology, publishing, e-commerce and entertainment companies as well as individual authors. Among the matters Ms. Friedman handles are agreements concerning copyright ownership, use and transfer, such as software development and licensing agreements, content licenses in all media, publishing agreements for authors and small publishers and collaboration agreements for co-authors; Web site development agreements and terms of use; fair use analyses; domestic and international trademark clearance, prosecution, licensing, and policing; joint venture and joint development agreements, acquisitions, and other corporate transactions; direct marketing matters, such as compliance with advertising, CAN-SPAM and fax laws; pre-publication review of manuscripts for libel and other legal issues; and matters related to the rights of privacy and publicity.
 
Doors open at 6:00 PM for networking, program starts at 6:30PM. Light food and beverages will be served. This program is sponsored by Sabety+associates PLLC.

Additional Sessions in the Legal Essentials Series 
 
Session 1 – Organizing the Entity – Held on March 24th 
For those who missed Session 1, which addressed issues including type and choice of entity, structuring the entity, agreements among founders, and management and control issues, the video and slide deck is available on the NYTECH website.
 
Session 2 – Staffing Smart: What you Need to Know to Build and Maintain Your Team – Held on April 28th 
For those who missed Session 2, which addressed issues including employment agreements, equity compensation, immigration issues, employee classification (employee vs. independent contractor) and selection of board members, the video and slide deck is available on the NYTECH website.
 
Session 3 – Financing Strategies – Held on May 28th 
For those who missed Session 3, which addressed issues including friends and family, angel and venture capital financing, as well as bootstrapping and other ways to avoid or postpone the need for equity financing, the video and slide deck will be available on the NYTECH website within the next couple of weeks.
 
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NY Tech Alliance

The mission of the NY Tech Alliance is to represent, inspire, support, and help lead the New York technology community and ecosystem to create a better future for all. Created through the merger of NY Tech Meetup and the New York Technology Council, the organization has over 60,000 individual and institutional members, reflecting the full spectrum of the greater New York area tech community and making it the largest tech organization in the region. Led by CEO Jessica Lawrence Quinn and President Erik Grimmelmann, and Chaired by Andrew Rasiej, the NY Tech Alliance continues the work of its predecessor organizations, hosts a monthly Meetup at NYU’s Skirball Auditorium as well as educational and social events, and continues to focus programming and advocacy efforts on issues important to the technology sector and New York.

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