5 Step Guide to Intellectual Property for Startups

Wednesday, February 20th 2019 at 5:30 - 7:00 PM

A startup’s intellectual property (IP) is frequently its most valuable asset, and yet, founders are often so focused on bringing their product or service to market that IP concerns get set aside. In this presentation, Groundswell mentor and attorney Alex Simser will provide a practical, five step guide to establishing, protecting, and maintaining intellectual property assets to help ensure your startup makes it from the early stage through growth and successful exit. This presentation is a high-level overview of IP issues to consider. Stay tuned for future presentations from Alex on specific types of IP assets

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Alexandrea “Alex” R. Simser is a corporate intellectual property attorney with Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, PA. She helps her clients with IP protection and acquisition strategies, including brand management, policing and enforcement, technology law issues, teaming/partnering strategies for global product and service roll-outs, complex business transactions, joint ventures, agreements for engineering and software services, subcontractor management, supply chain management and related matters. She represents startups and established businesses in an array of industries, including technology products and services, aerospace and aviation, cloud computing, communications, e-commerce, real estate and health care. Alex has worked as in-house counsel for companies in the communications and technology services industries and has experience with her own startup – a law firm servicing business clients.