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Workshop: LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS WHEN SEEKING INVESTMENT
April 13, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm CDT
LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS WHEN SEEKING INVESTMENT One of the biggest obstacles that many startups face is fundraising. Raising money for your startup is challenging and the right solution for one company may not be practical for another. Sorting through the options can be daunting without solid legal advice. Tricia Meyer of Meyer Law will guide you through the due diligence process, including the investment process, getting your entity documents prepared, contracts and service agreements in order as well as making sure you own what you think you own.
ABOUT MEYER LAW Meyer Law is a forward-thinking, women-owned boutique law firm that specializes in helping technology companies ranging in size from startups to fortune500’s. Meyer Law sets itself apart from other firms through its entrepreneurial-minded lawyers and unique partnership approach with its clients, and is a leader in the next generation of legal services. Meyer Law is heavily involved in the technology community and works with companies from launch to scale on corporate, contract, employment, fundraising and intellectual property matters in a wide range of industries including tech, telecom, financial services, social media, real estate, marketing, advertising and healthcare. Learn more at www.MeetMeyerLaw.com and follow us on Twitter @LoveYourLawFirm. Find out more about Tricia on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/meyertricia.
PATENT PROTECTION: WHY AND WHERE TO START In today’s market, an investor is interested in the value of a company, considerations which revolve also around intellectual property, whether you have any, and if so, what type. Just because you have a great idea, it may not be a good idea to go down the patent road. How does a new company make that decision? What considerations are in play? Moreover, if you decide not to go down the patent road, what else should you consider before entering the U.S. market? Zareefa Flener of Flener IP Law will take your through a list of questions which should give any company direction and simple answers.
ABOUT FLENER IP LAW Flener IP Law is a women owned, well-regarded boutique intellectual property firm, based in Chicago, U.S.A., with almost three decades of experience. The firm is owned and managed by two highly recognized patent attorneys: Zareefa B. Flener, M.S. J.D., Attorney at Law, Registered Patent Attorney, Principal, and Elaine M. Ramesh, Ph.D (chemistry) J.D., Attorney at Law, Registered Patent Attorney, handling inventions in the chemical to biotech to biochemical to design to mechanical to electrical to aerospace to the plant arts. The firm is regularly recognized for contributions to the field of intellectual property expertise with awards, and by colleagues and clients alike. Flener IP Law clients include both Fortune 500 companies as well as solo inventors, all of whom receive the same high standard of care. www.fleneriplaw.com