In this session, a panel of IP experts will review a range of IP law issues and will guide startup companies as to what actions they should be taking at the earliest stages to avoid IP problems down the road. It will also include a session of virtual networking and time for Q&A.
11:30 am - 12:00 pm - Open Networking
12:00 - 1:00 pm - VC Panel Conversation
1:00 - 1:30 pm - Networking
Paul Ellis, Managing Partner, Paul Ellis Law Group LLC
As Managing Partner of the 9-lawyer Paul Ellis Law Group, Paul counsels on issues including formation, early-stage financing (friends and family, angel and VC), joint venture and strategic partnering relationships, employment, equity plans, mergers and acquisitions, and, together with his colleagues, protection and licensing of intellectual property. Beyond the internet/mobile/IT industries, he has practiced in industries including telecommunications, healthcare, manufacturing, banking, real estate, consumer products, and entertainment. He has represented companies ranging from startups to multinationals, as well as funds and individual and institutional investors. Paul is a board member of NY Tech Alliance and organizes its events on legal issues for startup through midsize tech companies. He holds a BA from Harvard and a JD from Georgetown.
Ted Sabety, Principal Attorney, Sabety+associates, PLLC
Sabety+associates, PLLC is an Intellectual Property law firm that understands innovative technology and electronic media businesses and the creative people that drive their success. Our law practice focuses on businesses whose primary assets are advanced technology, software, creative works, and digital media. Whether patents, trademarks or copyrights, IT infrastructure or electronic content distribution, Sabety +associates has done deals, conducted litigation and procured IP registrations for clients around the world. Clients value our inter-disciplinary and strategic approach arising from Ted Sabety’s experience as a digital engineering and media pioneer. Ted knows technology!
Jessica R. Friedman, Of Counsel, Paul Ellis Law Group LLC
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