BOSTON — Nov. 6, 2014 — The Boston office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP hosted a delegation from Portugal-based Venture Capital and Private Equity firm, Portugal Ventures, as part of a roadshow of the Massachusetts technology ecosystem. The event was held Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014.
Greenberg Traurig’s Corporate & Securities and Intellectual Property & Technology Groups presented “A Legal Overview for Early-Stage Companies” to Portugal Ventures’ executive management team along with several Board Members representing 31 portfolio companies in the biotech, medtech, and information and communications technology/web/mobile sectors. This educational program focused on legal issues that early-stage foreign companies face when entering the US market. Presenters and topics included:
- Terence P. McCourt, Boston managing shareholder of the international law firm Greenberg Traurig and chairman of the Boston office’s Labor & Employment practice, welcomed the delegation and provided an overview of the firm.
- David J. Dykeman, Boston patent attorney and shareholder, co-chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Global Life Sciences & Medical Technology Group and co-chair of the firm’s IP Group in Boston, served as the panel moderator.
- Barbara A. Jones, shareholder in the firm’s Corporate & Securities Group, discussed corporate formation and governance issues.
- Roman Fayerberg, Boston patent attorney and firm associate, presented on the fundamentals of IP and patent protection strategy for early stage high-tech companies, and provided best practices to develop, protect and monetize IP assets in the era of U.S. and European patent reform.
About Portugal Ventures
Portugal Ventures is a Venture Capital and Private Equity firm, focusing its investments in innovative, scientific and technology-based companies as well as in companies from the more traditional Portuguese Tourism and Industrial sectors, with significant competitive advantages and export oriented to global markets. They firm partners with exceptional entrepreneurs, assisting them in achieving new levels of competitiveness and success at all stages of development of their companies and operating in a number of different sectors.