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Greenberg Traurig’s David Dykeman and Robert Sherman to Present to Portugal Ventures

BOSTON – April 21, 2021 Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s David J. Dykeman, patent attorney, co-chair of the firm’s Life Sciences & Medical Technology Practice, and co-managing shareholder of the Boston office, and Robert A. Sherman, senior counsel in the Litigation Practice and former United States Ambassador to Portugal, will present “IP Strategy for Early Stage Companies” to Portugal Ventures and its portfolio companies on April 21.

During this invitation-only event, Portugal Ventures’ portfolio companies will learn the types of intellectual property, best practices for protecting innovations, and winning IP strategies. Portugal Ventures is a venture capital firm that invests in startups in the digital, engineering & industry, life sciences, and tourism sectors.

Dykeman is a registered patent attorney with nearly 25 years of experience in patent and intellectual property law. His practice focuses on securing worldwide intellectual property protection and related business strategies for high tech clients, with particular experience in life sciences, medical devices, robotics, materials, and information technology. An author of over 55 articles and a speaker at over 50 conferences on intellectual property law, he is the founding co-chair of the American Bar Association (ABA)’s Medical Devices Committee. David has also been named one of the top 250 Patent and Technology Licensing Practitioners in the world by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine, an "IP Star" by Managing IP magazine, a "Life Science Star" by LMG Life Sciences, one of the World's Leading IP Strategists in the IAM 300, and is listed in Chambers.

Sherman is a founding member and former co-managing shareholder of the firm’s Boston office. From 2014-2017, he served as the United States Ambassador to Portugal, having been nominated by President Barack Obama and unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate. As Ambassador, he focused heavily on bilateral economic development and international security issues, such as cybersecurity, refugees, narcoterrorism, and NATO. In recognition of his work in the country, Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa decorated him with the Grand Cross of the Order of Prince Henry the Navigator in March 2017. At Greenberg Traurig, Sherman focuses his practice on government and regulatory investigations and litigation, internal corporate investigations - with an emphasis on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance – as well as consumer protection and class action defense.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Intellectual Property & Technology Practice: With more than 200 intellectual property attorneys and patent agents in the United States, Asia, and Europe, Greenberg Traurig provides a broad range of patent, trademark and copyright protection and strategic counseling. Greenberg Traurig was named “Law Firm of the Year” for Trademark Law and a “National Tier 1” Law Firm for IP Litigation, Patent Law and Litigation, Copyright Law, and Technology Law by U.S. News and Best Lawyers, 2020 “Best Law Firms."

About Greenberg Traurig’s Boston Office: Established in 1999, Greenberg Traurig’s Boston office is home to more than 75 attorneys practicing in the areas of bankruptcy and restructuring, corporate, emerging technology, energy, environmental, financial services, gaming, governmental affairs, intellectual property, labor and employment, life sciences and medical technology, litigation, public finance, and real estate. An important contributor to the firm's international platform, the Boston office includes a team of nationally recognized attorneys with both public and private sector experience. The team offers clients the value of decades of helping clients in complex legal matters and hands-on knowledge of the local business community, supported by the firm's vast network of global resources.

About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2,200 attorneys in 40 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. The firm is net carbon neutral with respect to its office energy usage and Mansfield Rule 3.0 Certified. Web: