FF SIG: Five Key Intellectual Property Legal Issues





    Fred Greguras is Of Counsel in the corporate, Internet and licensing practice groups at Fenwick & West LLP.


    Presentation Overview

    Five Key Intellectual Property Legal Issues for Startups

    It is with great pleasure that I announce our guest speaker, Fred Greguras, a seasoned attorney with Fenwick and West. He is going to speak on the topic of "Intellectual property issues for startups." Bring your questions about IP and related topics and Fred will be happy to answer those for you. This is a great opportunity to get valuable legal insights.

    As founders, one of the key things that you want to protect is your company's intellectual property (IP). While you focus on starting or growing your company, you must keep in mind the key issues regarding building and protecting IP. Our January talk will focus on these very IP issues. Our guest, Fred Greguras, will share his expertise and lead this discussion.


    Guest Profile

    Fred M. Greguras

    Fred M. Greguras is Of Counsel in the corporate, Internet and licensing practice groups at Fenwick & West LLP. Mr. Greguras focuses on strategic legal issues for Internet businesses, software and semiconductor-related companies. His practice includes start-up issues, intellectual property protection, financings, alliance formation, and technology licensing in both domestic and international transactions. He has represented a wide range of companies in negotiating alliance, co-branding, development, licensing and other commercial transactions, from privately held start-ups to publicly traded companies. Among the clients he has represented are: Excite, Inc., Exodus Communications, Inc., Kintana, Integrated Systems, Inc., Jamcracker, Inc.

    Mr. Greguras has authored many articles on start-up, financing, E-commerce, Internet and systems-on-a-chip legal issues which are available at www.fenwick.com. Mr. Greguras is a member of the California and Ohio bars. He received a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics in 1966, a Masters of Science in mathematics and computer science in 1968, and his J.D. in 1975 from the University of Nebraska.


    About Fenwick and West

    Fenwick & West LLP is a law firm providing comprehensive services to high technology clients of national and international prominence. The firm has over 300 attorneys and a network of correspondent firms in many major cities of the world. Fenwick & West has offices in Palo Alto California, San Francisco California, and Washington DC.

    For more information, visit www.fenwick.com


    Event Logistics


    Pre-registration is recommended -- seating is limited.

    To use a coupon or register by phone, please call (408) 494-8378.




    111 West Saint John, Suite 200

    San Jose, CA 95113

    Phone: 408-494-8378


    6:30pm-7:00pm - registration

    7:00pm-9pm - discussion



    $15 for non-SDForum Members

    No charge for SDForum members and students with ID