I will be moderating the Boston ENet's December 3rd meeting in Waltham, MA. The topic is "IP Protection and Legal Steps For Early Stage Companies." The panel includes a crackerjack set of attorney's from the Boston area. Details and registration information can be found here.
ENET'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 professional, in mind.