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Protecting Your Intellectual Property While Growing Your Business

Learn how to Protect Your Intellectual Property! Join us on May 18th at General Assembly Boston and learn more about Patents.

Thinking about launching a startup or growing your company, but need to know what legal steps are necessary and important? Want to learn how to protect your intellectual property while maintaining control as your business scales, your team grows, and strategic alliances are formed with your company?

We will deep dive into the importance of entity formation, contracts such as NDAs, term of service/terms of use, and employment contracts, soft IP (copyright, trademark, trade secret, trade dress), hard IP (patents, both non-provisional patent applications (RPAs), provisional patent applications (PPAs), and design patents), licensing, and wills, trusts, and succession plans.

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About the Speakers

Maureen MansfieldMansfield Law
Maureen Mansfield, ALM, helps innovators with strategy, business development, corporate development, and contracts at Mansfield Law. She serves as an advisor and mentor for startups and related entrepreneurial ventures. After speaking at The IEEE Boston Entrepreneurs’ Network (Boston ENET) and subsequent volunteer work, Maureen was elected to its Board and then its Executive Committee where she leads Alliances. While a student at Harvard University, she co-founded a bootstrapped startup that progressed to signing a $10 million term sheet agreement.

Maureen earned two BAs from The University of Iowa, one in Journalism and one in Communication Studies, a Certificate in Project Management, and a Master of Liberal Arts (ALM) in Management with a Concentration in Finance & Control from Harvard University, having received scholarships from all educational institutions.

Please join Maureen’s conversation on Twitter @MaureenManALM.
Maureen can be reached at Mansfield Law at 781-369-2020 or its “Protect Your Passion” legal hotline at 857-333-1876.

William MansfieldMansfield Law
William Mansfield, Esq., “protects the passions” of innovators as an Attorney and as a Patent Attorney. He advises and counsels on legal issues faced by entrepreneurs, inventors, artists, creatives, startups, and emerging companies on national and international levels, with a focus on intellectual property (IP) protection.

William is registered to practice patent law throughout the United States and to practice law in Massachusetts, New York, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. William received The CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Intellectual Property. He holds a J.D. from Western New England University School of Law, a B.A. from Trinity College, and completed classes at The Franklin Pierce Law Center and Harvard University. Patent Attorney William Mansfield stays current with case law and IP matters through the American Intellectual Property Law Association, Boston Patent Law Association, International Trademark Association, American Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, and Boston Bar Association. William serves on the Board and The Executive Committee of The IEEE’s Boston Entrepreneurs’ Network and serves as an advisor for startups and related entrepreneurial ventures.

Please join William’s conversation on Twitter @PatentMansfield. William can be reached at Mansfield Law 781-369-2020 or its legal hotline 857-333-1876.

About General Assembly

General Assembly (GA) is a global educational company on a mission to empower a global community to pursue work they love. Focusing on the most relevant and in-demand skills across data, design, business and technology, GA is confronting a skills gap through best-in-class instruction and providing access to opportunities.

GA works with students online and in person across 15 campuses in 4 continents. GA also works with companies as partners in course development and graduate placement as well as helps companies stay competitive in today’s digital landscape. Additionally, GA’s focus on affordable and accessible education combined with our education-to-employment approach is helping to create a diverse talent pipeline. Visit the General Assembly Website

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