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Law 101, Part 3: Show Me the IP - What Every Investor Wants to Know About Your Start-Up's Intellectual Property
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (PDT)
In this one-hour presentation, you will learn about intellectual property (IP) generally and the different forms of IP, including trademarks, copyrights, patents, and trade secrets. You will also learn about IP issues unique to the start-up company, common oversights and mistakes made by start-up companies in managing their IP assets, and tips for avoiding the typical pitfalls that can derail the life cycle of your start-up company.
SPEAKERS: Stephanie O. Sparks and Patrick N. Lundell
Attorney Stephanie O. Sparks chairs the firm’s Intellectual Property team. She counsels her clients about, and litigates complex business disputes concerning trade secrets, trademarks, copyright, and other intellectual property issues. She leads the firm’s Electronic Discovery Team, given her specialized knowledge in computer forensics, records management, and electronically stored information. She also counsels businesses on privacy law and data security issues. When the inevitable data breach occurs, she manages the response team, which handles the aftermath of such data breach crises on behalf of firm clients. Stephanie was named a “Northern California Super Lawyer” in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 as chosen by her peers and through the independent research of Law & Politics and San Francisco Magazine.
Attorney Patrick N. Lundell is a member of Hoge Fenton’s litigation practice group with a focus on intellectual property and complex commercial litigation matters. He has represented and assisted clients with claims concerning patent, trademark and copyright infringement and trade-secret misappropriation. He has also assisted clients with trademark registration and cancellation actions, and cybersquatting and domain name disputes. Patrick also has prior industry experience in various technology sectors including optical networking components, semiconductor equipment and manufacturing, networking component test and development tools, global positioning and geographic information systems, and photovoltaic solar equipment manufacturing.
When & Where
Hoge Fenton Jones & Appel
For 60 years, Hoge Fenton has provided legal service to businesses at every stage of development, from start-up to wind-up, and to the individuals who own and manage them. Services include business formation and transactions, banking and finance, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property and tech transactions, real estate and land use, labor and employment law, estate and tax planning, complex family law, and litigation (alternative dispute resolution, trial, appellate). Our clients value our global reach, local knowledge, and outstanding results.
Hoge Fenton is strongly committed to supporting our local research and business communities. Our lawyers go above and beyond the practice of law to foster education, innovation and job creation. When a new technology or business succeeds, we all succeed. We are proud to partner with i-GATE in its commitment to green energy and transportation, and the development of new opportunities in these sectors.