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    • 19 Oct 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Webinar
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    It’s been said that the success of a startup is 99% execution and 1% the idea. What are the components of execution to scale your startup? You need to create the product/service; however you also need to implement the business side. Developing a business model that defines how your company will operate is critical in terms of hiring, finance and legal setup, marketing and sales, operations, and customer success. You test your assumptions with data, make your decisions, implement and launch – with a pivot or two in the forecast!

    Developing a business model for your startup deserves deep thought. We’ve assembled a panel of entrepreneurs and experts to share their experience and insights on this topic. Come join us!

    Agenda: 

    7:00 – 7:10 PM – ENET Chairperson's announcements

    7:10 – 7:25 PM – eMinute Pitch - Up to 3 Startup companies’ presentations

    7:25 – 8:10 PM – expert speakers on the night's topic

    8:10 – 8:30 PM – Moderator and Audience Q & A with the speakers

    8:30 – 9:00 PM – Networking on Zoom (meet with speakers & moderator)

    (all times are USA Eastern Daylight time, webinars will not be recorded)

    Speakers:

    Marc Sedam, Vice President for Technology Opportunities & Ventures, NYU Langone Health

    Marc is responsible for promoting the commercialization of intellectual property derived from university‐wide research collaborations between NYU and industry partners. Prior to joining NYU, Marc served as the Vice Provost for Innovation and New Ventures at the University of New Hampshire where he was managing director of UNHInnovation; the Executive Director of the New Hampshire Innovation Research Center; the founding director of the ECenter; PI of UNH’s NSF I‐Corps Site; and has served on the boards of various UNH start‐ups and non‐profits. Sedam is the Immediate‐Past Chair of AUTM; served as Chair in 2020; spearheaded new partnerships between AUTM and the Federal Laboratory Consortium; the creation of AUTM’s EDI Committee; and assisted in building the framework of AUTM’s COVID‐19 Technology Guidelines. Sedam has a B.S. in biochemistry from the University of New Hampshire and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan‐Flagler Business School with a focus on entrepreneurship and new ventures.

    Oriana Papin-Zoghbi, CEO and Co-founder of AOA Dx, a Y Combinator and VC backed company currently developing the first liquid biopsy test for early detection of ovarian cancer. Oriana has global experience creating and leading teams and organizations, resulting in successful strategic exits. She brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise from women's health startups, large life science companies, and a passion for entrepreneurship and solving problems that disproportionally affect women. Alongside her leadership qualities, Oriana has a proven technical record of creating market entry strategies and product launches in new markets alongside driving market share growth in existing diagnostic assay and instrument markets. Oriana is responsible for building and leading the AOA team, fundraising, and developing and executing long-term strategies.


    Joe Raczka, Co-founder and Managing Partner at York IE

    Joe leads the firm’s strategic advisory and investment practice and is the Chief Operating Officer. Joe and his team lead and manage York IE’s investment pipeline, as well as produce and cultivate market intelligence and industry trend reports. Additionally, Joe works with entrepreneurs on corporate strategy, growth planning, fundraising, and monetization strategies, as well as M&A activities and strategic partnerships. Joe is an avid angel investor and startup advisor focused primarily on the SaaS and IaaS markets, bringing with him a solid network across the investment banking, market analyst, venture capital and private equity landscape.

    Previously, Joe was the Vice President of Strategic Development at Oracle where he oversaw all of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure’s Market Intelligence, Product Strategy, and M&As, including leading the acquisition of Zenedge, a cloud-based, artificial intelligence-driven cybersecurity business. Joe joined Oracle through the Dyn acquisition. At Dyn, Joe was first Vice President of Finance, Dyn’s first formal finance hire, and then Vice President of Corporate Development where he raised $100 million of growth capital, participated, and led diligence in eight acquisitions, and led the strategic process and diligence that resulted in the strategic acquisition by Oracle.

    Moderator:

    Dave Hall, Founder & Managing Director, DLH Technology Advisors - Startup Strategy & Salesforce Consulting

    Dave is Founder and CEO of DLH Technology Advisors. He is a startup & strategy Executive, Innovation Consultant, Advisory Board Member, Deep Tech Angel Investor, Connector, Evangelist and Speaker for growth companies looking to implement, optimize, and fund their Go-to-Market plan. Dave has been in the startup ecosystem for over 10 years, working as the CEO & Co-Founder of Kona DataSearch, an enterprise search solution for Salesforce.com. Dave is also a mentor at the University of New Hampshire’s I-Corps program as well as an executive committee member for ENET and SAMI.

    Dave has taken his extensive background in Manufacturing, Professional Services, and ISV development background to offer consulting services for Startup Strategy, Startup Frameworks, Business Development, Startup Marketing, Go-to-Market Strategy, Executive Coaching and Startup Funding Channels. DLH works with CRM development services including Salesforce implementation, AppExchange App Development, and Admin Services for the entire Salesforce product line.

    • 02 Nov 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • WEBINAR

    Design, Plant, and Utility Patents: Protecting Your Startup's Intellectual property

    The US Patent and Trademark Office issues at least three kinds of patents. Utility patents are generally well known. They protect novel products, systems, techniques, and processes. Two other kinds of patents issued by the USPTO may be relevant to startups. Design patents protect the ornamental aspects of things and can be hugely important as illustrated by the Apple v Samsung infringement litigation over certain aspects of phones and tablets. Plant patents are perhaps becoming more important. For example, 50 plant patents have been issued by the US Patent Office protecting many varieties of cannabis and hemp. Startups should also consider trademarks as an extension of their patent strategies. Now seems like a great time to review the kinds of patents and why patents and other forms of intellectual property matter.

    Questions that our panel of experts will address include:

    • What are utility, provisional, design and plant patents?
    • What protections do each of these patents offer to a company, its investors, and shareholders?
    • What are the tradeoffs between investing in IP, product development, and getting to market?
    • What are the technology and market differences in the timing of investing in IP?
    • When do investors care about IP?
    • When and where should companies consider protecting IP in foreign countries?

    This meeting’s presentations and discussion will cover the importance of IP to various people and aspects of startup companies, including, founders, investors, inventors, engineering, product development, and marketing.

    A question and answer session will follow the panel discussion, and panelists will be available afterward for responses to individual questions.

    Agenda:

    7:00 – 7:10 PM – ENET Chairperson's announcements

    7:10 – 7:25 PM – eMinute Pitch - Up to 3 Startup companies’ presentations

    7:25 – 8:10 PM – expert speakers on the night's topic

    8:10 – 8:30 PM – Moderator and Audience Q & A with the speakers

    8:30 – 9:00 PM – Networking on Zoom (meet with speakers & moderator)

    (All times are USA Eastern Daylight time, webinars will not be recorded)


    Speakers:


    David Burns, Partner at McCarter & English LLP

    David Burns is a Partner at McCarter & English LLP’s Boston, MA office. For over 12 years David was an Electrical Engineer at Raytheon Company. While there, he worked in the areas of signal processing, radar system integration, and the development, design, and manufacture of the principal phased array antenna for the IRIDIUM constellation of communication satellites. David has almost 20 years’ experience in patent prosecution, trademark registration, due diligence, patentability, validity, infringement, and non-infringement matters for U.S. and international clients, which include startups, emerging growth companies, and Fortune 500 companies. His practice focuses on the strategic development, protection and management of patent portfolios. David manages and has managed many patent portfolios with some having over 400 issued U.S. and international patents. Lately, his practice has focused on securing patents related to cutting edge technologies involving AI, machine learning, cybersecurity, block chain, AR, and VR. Additionally, David works in the areas of medical device technology, including syringes, on body delivery systems, automatic injection devices, optical coherence tomography devices, and imaging devices. Also, David works in areas related to optical electronics, microprocessor architecture and circuitry, electromagnetics, engine control systems, biometrics, telecommunication architectures and devices, solar cells, analog devices, and semiconductor fabrication.

    David Burns on LinkedIn

    J. Peter Fasse, Principal at Fish & Richardson P.C.

    Peter Fasse is a Principal in the Boston office of Fish & Richardson (Fish), and has been working at Fish since 1987. Peter has two B.S. degrees from MIT, in Life Sciences and Bioelectrical Engineering. His practice emphasizes client counseling, opinion work, and patent prosecution in a wide variety of technologies, with an emphasis on healthcare, Life Sciences, medical devices, and other biomedical fields plus various green technologies. Peter helps clients from start-ups to multinationals to develop competitive worldwide patent strategies and to establish solid and defensible patent portfolios. He performs competitive patent analyses, IP due diligence to support company acquisitions, identifies third-party patent risks, and provides patentability and freedom-to-operate opinions. Peter also has experience in opposing and defending patents in U.S. litigation and post-grant proceedings and before the European Patent Office. Peter has experience in various fields including medical therapeutics, diagnostics, devices, imaging, microfluidic systems, nucleic acid sequence analysis systems and software, molecular biology, complex biomedical systems, optics, machine tools, RNAi and CRISPR therapeutics, dendritic cell- and DNA- based vaccines, liquid biopsy, engineered AAV systems, next generation sequence analysis, nanoparticle and vector-based delivery, cell culturing and bioprocessing, optics, and lasers.

    J. Peter Fasse on LinkedIn


    William E. Hilton, Partner at Gesmer Updegrove, LLP

    Bill is a scientist at heart who concentrates on logical legal analyses.  With Bill’s B.S. in electrical engineering and B.A. in computer science, Bill can speak the language of any technology entrepreneur as well as provide sharp legal advice.  Bill’s clients appreciate his deep understanding of the scientific, technological and legal principles underlying their inventions, which provides them with invaluable assistance in their efforts to leverage and protect their intellectual property. Bill concentrates his practice in prosecuting electronic, electro-optic, and computer-related patent applications, along with technology licensing and trademark and copyright protection.  He also provides litigation-oriented services to enforce and protect the intellectual property rights of his clients and resolve their disputes.

    Bill Hilton on LinkedIN

    Moderator:

    Bob Weber, Managing Director, Patent Kinetics, LLC

    Bob Weber is an intellectual property professional, inventor, serial entrepreneur, senior executive, and management consultant. Presently, he is Managing Director, Patent Kinetics, LLC, a company that helps entrepreneurs and patent owners build and monetize valuable patent portfolios. Weber is an inventor with 27 issued US patents and a number of foreign counterparts assigned to Intertrust Technologies where he served as SVP Business and Technology Strategy, 1996-1999.  The Intertrust portfolio was characterized in the Wall Street Journal as a “once in a generation billion-dollar licensing opportunity.”  Weber has also been a Principal Consultant at Northeast Consulting Resources, Inc.  At NCRI, his consulting practice focused on strategies for information creation, access and distribution; clients included Fortune 50 companies.  Weber divides his time between Silicon Valley and Boston.  He served on the Advisory Board of the IEEE Boston Entrepreneurs Network (“ENET”) at various times between 2004 until June, 2019.  Weber has been a member of the Silicon Valley Chapter of the Licensing Executives Society since 2010 and presently serves on the chapter’s Board of Directors and Program Committee. 

    Bob Weber on LinkedIn

    Co-organizers:

    William R. Byrnes, Esq.

    Bill is an attorney and senior executive with 25+ years of experience building value by commercializing information and technology. Bill’s focus involves a unique application of his legal and business management experience on the day‐to‐day management of all elements of the product, sales, and contract life cycles as the core of the business. The effect of this focus can convert expense into value driven to the bottom line with increased shareholder value as the results.



    William Mansfield, Secretary of Boston ENET

    Attorney Mansfield is a patent attorney and is a lawyer in MA & NY; high bar exam scores allowed him to waive into the D.C. Circuit.  He won the CALI Award for perfect grades in an IP course, and he has passed the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam covering all types of engineering.  He assists clients with corporate and intellectual property law using trademarks, trade dress, copyrights, licensing, patents, trade secret protection, strategic partnerships, and succession planning. From 2004, he has worked on legal matters & he has counseled entrepreneurs/startups since 2009 thru Mansfield Law.  He has worked on patent prosecution, especially business method, business process, electrical, mechanical, telecommunications, and e-commerce patents.  He has filed for global IP protection and has a network of foreign IP professionals.

    William Mansfield, Esq. on LinkedIN


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