PHILADELPHIA — May 6, 2016 — Greenberg Traurig’s Emerging Technology Practice will present at four separate events during the 2016 Angel Capital Association (ACA) Summit, May 9 – 11 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The sessions include:
- The Obvious and Not So Obvious Issues Entrepreneurs Must Know When Raising Money (Ins and Outs of Term Sheets). David Gitlin, co-leader of Greenberg Traurig’s Emerging Technology Practice, and Beth Cohen, Director of the firm’s Global Emerging Growth Services, both of the Philadelphia office, along with Trevor J. Chaplick, a shareholder in the firm’s Corporate & Securities Group in Washington, D.C., will host a workshop for entrepreneurs focused on best practices for negotiating term sheets when raising capital.
- Strategies for IP Creation and Commercialization. James J. DeCarlo, a registered patent attorney and principal shareholder in Greenberg Traurig’s Intellectual Property (IP) Group in New York and New Jersey, and Chinh H. Pham, co-leader of the firm’s Emerging Technology Practice Group and co-chair of the firm’s IP Group in Boston, will hold a workshop for entrepreneurs on what startup enterprises need to know about developing, protecting, and monetizing their IP assets. They will address: protecting ideas; patents, trademarks, copyright, and trade secret basics; IP strategic planning; patenting in the new world of patent eligibility; and, preparing for the new examining practices coming at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
- Patenting in the New World of Patent Eligibility. DeCarlo and Pham will facilitate a “Hot Topic Roundtable” for investors attending the conference.
- Structured Exits – A Better Mousetrap? Gitlin and John May, of New Vantage Group, will discuss the basic concepts behind a structured exit and what sort of investments would be appropriate. The speakers will address deals that might have resulted in better returns had a structured exit vehicle been used, as well as the pros and cons of using this investment vehicle in lieu of the traditional venture capital model.
Throughout the Summit, Greenberg Traurig will also host “office hours” where entrepreneurs can speak to Greenberg Traurig attorneys one-on-one. Additionally, Tuesday, May 10, the firm will sponsor the Summit’s Innovation Showcase, which spotlights innovative companies in life sciences, clean tech, IT, and consumer goods, and will host a cocktail reception for angel investors in the life sciences sector at the firm’s Philadelphia office.
Greenberg Traurig is an annual partner of the ACA.