Positioning Your Startup Company for Growth

January 7, 2011
UCONN Avery Point, MAR #103 Seminar Room, with telecast via internal UCONN network

Guest Speakers:

Frank Marco, Partner, Wiggin and Dana
Anthony Gangemi, Partner, Wiggin and Dana

Please join us for a seminar as part of our Technology Commercialization & Entrepreneurship Seminar Series, designed to provide research faculty, students, and small businesses insights about bringing technology to market. This 3 session seminar series is hosted by the Technology Incubation Program (TIP) @ Avery Point campus and will be telecast live via UCONN's network.

This seminar series will be led by Frank Marco who will provide an overview of topics that an entrepreneur needs to address in order to be successful in "Positioning Your Startup Company for Growth." Session #2 of this 3 part series will be conducted by Wiggin and Dana partners Anthony Gangemi and Frank Marco and will address the following areas for existing entrepreneurs, faculty and students that are thinking about a possible new technology start-up venture:

Session #2

Intellectual Property (IP)

  • The fundamentals of patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets 
  • What is patentable and what is the process 
  • Provisional vs. utility patents 
  • Use and importance of confidentiality/non-disclosure agreements 
  • IP strategies around software / using open source software 

Licensing of Technology

  • The fundamentals of licenses and key license terms 
  • What are the ares of sensitivity for the licensor, the licensee and investors 
  • Fundamentals of a collaboration agreement