Lawrence Casey and Richard Sampson Present at SBANE Program, "Practical IP Solutions for Start-Ups and Small Businesses"


October 03, 2016 - Boston, MA
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On September 29, Davis Malm shareholders Lawrence J. Casey and Richard L. Sampson presented at the Smaller Business Association of New England's (SBANE) Technology & Innovation Committee event, “Practical IP Solutions for Start-Ups and Small Businesses”.

Mr. Sampson presented strategies for protecting a company’s intangible assets (patents, copyrights and trademarks), and provided an overview of the different types of filings. He discussed the advantages and disadvantages of each, as well as how to enforce IP rights and avoid potential pitfalls. Mr. Casey served as program moderator.

This event kicked off the SBANE Technology and Innovation Committee’s five-part series, “Life Cycle of an Innovative Company,” which is aimed at providing practical information on the major evolutionary phases of a technically focused enterprise.

Mr. Casey practices in the Business Law, Employment, and Litigation areas. He has over 30 years of experience successfully litigating complex employment-related matters on behalf of executives, professionals, and employers in trials in state and federal courts, arbitrations, and agency hearings. Mr. Casey also has extensive experience negotiating complex executive employment and transition agreements in various industries, including mergers and acquisitions, change-in-control agreements, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, lift-outs and incentive/equity compensation. He advises executives concerning the numerous and varied documents often used to memorialize their compensation packages.

Mr. Sampson practices in the Intellectual Property area. He assists clients in obtaining, maintaining, and enforcing patents, trademarks, and copyrights throughout the world. His active patent practice includes providing strategic counseling to clients focused on building patent portfolios, including addressing patent validity, infringement, patentability, and licensing issues, and helping them navigate the complex patent process. With a broad-based technological background, Mr. Sampson has represented clients in a wide range of technologies and industries.

About Davis, Malm & D’Agostine, P.C.
Founded in 1979, Davis Malm is a premier mid-sized, full-service New England firm. The firm provides sophisticated, cost-effective legal representation to local, national, and international public and private businesses, institutions, and individuals in a wide spectrum of industries. The attorneys at the firm practice at the top level of the profession and deliver successful results to clients through direct partner involvement, responsive client service, and practical and creative problem solving. Davis Malm is the member firm for the International Lawyers Network representing Massachusetts and northern New England.

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Mr. Sampson presented strategies for protecting a company's intangible assets, and provided an overview of the different types of filings. Mr. Casey served as program moderator.