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Legal Dos and Don’ts for Startups
April 6, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
This free, one-hour workshop focuses on practical legal tips for startup companies. Expect an interactive discussion introducing concepts and strategies on technology-related contracts and intellectual property (IP). Leave with a better understanding of the range of legal issues that a growing startup will encounter, as well as common pitfalls and best practices. Concepts will be introduced to help you protect your rights when dealing with stakeholders through a diverse range of contracts, and through adopting an appropriate IP protection strategy, including the following topics:
- types of technology-related contracts
- key considerations and techniques to drafting and analyzing contracts
- contract considerations for software companies
- trade secret protection best practices
- patent and trademark registration
When: Friday, April 6, 12-1 p.m.
Where: MADLab, 1 Below, Gerstein Science Information Centre
Registration open on March 16, 2018
Marc Lampert is a lawyer with a particular focus on helping innovators’ ideas achieve viability though providing strategic legal advice in intellectual property, technology and product development law. Along with being a licensed lawyer, as a registered patent and trademark agent, Marc has worked with companies to strategize, prepare and prosecute their patent and trademark applications. Prior to joining the team at Bhole IP Law, Marc was an associate in a national full-service law firm servicing the Waterloo hi-tech community. Marc has worked with innovators of all sizes to realize their intellectual property needs and develop legal solutions for capitalizing on their technologies. Prior to embarking on a legal career, Marc graduated in electrical engineering at The University of Western Ontario and gained industry experience at an engineering consulting firm.
BHOLE IP LAW is a specialized intellectual property (IP) boutique law firm. The firm works extensively in the digital innovation space and has an active group focusing on technology contract drafting and negotiation. It is considered a national IP leader in the emerging areas of machine learning, neural networks, augmented reality hardware and software, and image processing; and further administers portfolios in many other areas, including clean energy, medical devices, cryptography, tooling, manufacturing and advanced materials.
Note: Any advice or guidance offered is from the attorneys.