This program was previously scheduled for January 22nd.
Join us for the third and final installment in the 'Legal Essentials for Startups' series. In this session, we will discuss issues related to:
- The fundamentals of copyright, trademark, patent and other forms of intellectual property (IP) protection
- Securing IP rights from founders, employees, consultants and vendors
- Common IP issues related to software and user generated content
- Protecting your IP from infringement.
- Avoid infringement of third party IP
Doors open at 6 PM for networking and discussion starts at 6:20 PM.
EVENT SPONSORED BY SABETY + associates, PLLC
SPEAKERS FOR SESSION 3
Jerrold Spiegel, Partner, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
Jerrold B. Spiegel heads the Technology, eCommerce & Privacy Group, and is a member of the firm’s Publishing Group. He has advised clients involved with computer-based media and on-line services since 1985. His clients include online publishers, software developers and consultants, website developers and operators, video game and other mobile content providers and developers, online content providers, eCommerce companies as well as the more traditional advertising and promotion companies, commercial production companies, filmmakers, book producers and publishers, including magazine publishers. Mr. Spiegel is the author of numerous articles and publications including “Do We Have A Deal or Not? The Enforceability of Virtual Contracts”, Bloomberg Law Reports, “Legal Landmines” chapter in Web & New Media Pricing Guide, and “Covering Your Legal Bases” chapter in Buying Web Services: The Survival Guide to Outsourcing. He is a member of the NY Metro board of advisors of the Network for Teaching.
Glen K. Westerback, Associate, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
Glen K. Westerback is an associate in the Technology, eCommerce & Privacy Group and Corporate and Finance Group at Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz. Mr. Westerback counsels clients on software, e-commerce and Internet issues, including matters related to classic Web-enabled commerce, privacy and data security, blogging and social networking, cloud computing, online advertising, and the development and licensing of websites, mobile apps, and other software and leading edge innovations.
Mr. Westerback also helps media, technology and other innovative companies organize and reorganize, structure entrepreneurial ventures, and access financing. He has advised clients on mergers and acquisitions, marketing and distribution agreements, licensing of intellectual property, and services agreements, employment, and other corporate arrangements.Mr. Westerback currently edits “CyberLaw Currents” (www.cyberlawcurrents.com), a Frankfurt Kurnit blog about the law of doing business on the Internet.
Jessica Friedman, Of Counsel, Paul Ellis Law Group
Marc S. Reisler, Partner, Holland & Knight
Marc S. Reisler is a Partner in the Business Section of Holland & Knight and is a member of the firm's Corporate and M&A Practice Group. With over 20 years of experience, Mr. Reisler's practice focuses on corporate transactions and financings, primarily for companies with significant intellectual property assets. He also advises clients on e-commerce, privacy and data security and Internet law issues. Mr. Reisler's clients include recorded music and music publishing companies, film and television studios and production companies, software developers, apparel companies, digital media companies, Web hosting providers and ISPs and health care and biotechnology companies.
Mr. Reisler has represented buyers and sellers in connection with a wide variety of acquisitions of music publishing companies and recorded music companies. He has also advised producers and financiers with respect to single picture and slate financings of motion pictures and securitization of income streams from musical compositions. In addition, Mr. Reisler has represented participants in a number of global joint ventures to establish a major cable network in various countries in Eastern Europe and Asia.
Paul Ellis, Principal, Paul Ellis Law Group LLC
Paul Ellis is the principal of a six-lawyer firm, Paul Ellis Law Group LLC, and is a founding board member of the New York Technology Council (NYTECH) and leads NYTECH’s bi-monthly series of legal events. He has represented companies ranging from start-ups to multinationals, as well as funds and individual and institutional investors. Mr. Ellis counsels on issues including formation, early-stage financing, 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 software/internet/IT industries, he has practiced in industries including telecommunications, healthcare, manufacturing, banking, real estate, consumer products and entertainment. Previously, Mr. Ellis practiced with two major New York firms. He has extensive public speaking experience, having spoken on panels presented by organizations including the New York Academy of Sciences, Columbia University, the MIT Enterprise Forum and the National Science Foundation on the legal issues facing early-stage and technology companies. He holds degrees from Harvard University and Georgetown Law School.