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Ask Me Anything: IP Law for Femtech Founders with Marshall, Gerstein & Borun’s Giordana Mahn

Remember our office hours with Marshall, Gerstein & Borun‘s Giordana Mahn where we asked you to ask every questions you’ve ever had about Intellectual Property? Yes? Well you’re in luck! Today is the day of the big reveal as we share Giordana’s answers to all the questions we received! As a reminder: Giordana is a US patent attorney and collaborates closely with clients to…

IP Law for Femtech Founders: What IP mistakes do you see early-stage companies in the health space make? What pitfalls should I avoid?

This post is part of our Ask Me Anything series “IP Law for Femtech Founders” with Marshall, Gerstein & Borun Giordana Mahn. What IP mistakes do you see early-stage companies in the health space make? What pitfalls should I avoid? There are a number of pitfalls you should be wary of.  One of the most important issues is not filing a patent…

IP Law for Femtech Founders: I was wondering why would I file for a patent if I can just keep my tech a trade secret?

This post is part of our Ask Me Anything series “IP Law for Femtech Founders” with Marshall, Gerstein & Borun Giordana Mahn. I was wondering why would I file for a patent if I can just keep my tech a trade secret? You want to file a patent to protect your technology if that technology can be reverse-engineered, and replicated just by having the…

IP Law for Femtech Founders: How can one discuss their prototype while protecting the concept? Customer base insights are required to see if there is even a need/want. Should a preliminary patent be filed prior to any conversations/insights are had/gained?

This post is part of our Ask Me Anything series “IP Law for Femtech Founders” with Marshall, Gerstein & Borun Giordana Mahn. How can one discuss their prototype while protecting the concept? Customer base insights are required to see if there is even a need/want. Should a preliminary patent be filed prior to any conversations/insights are had/gained? In addition to considering CDAs as provided…

IP Law for Femtech Founders: When cooperating with medical research centers, key opinion leaders (KOLs) or clinics, how do you protect IP as a company? If you’re creating a solution together, who owns the IP? How do I protect company value in this case? What kind of contracts should be in place? And at what point in time?

There are different ways of protecting your inventive contributions in collaboration with, or disclosure to, third parties.  Intellectual Property (IP) includes trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights, and patents.  I’ll be discussing the protections you can use for patents, but confidential disclosure agreements (CDAs) (also called non-disclosure agreements, or NDA’s), employment agreements, and Assignments are also useful for protecting these forms of IP.  The…

IP Law for Femtech Founders: What are strategies for femtech startups looking to protect products based on algorithms or machine learning approaches? Are patents feasible?

This post is part of our Ask Me Anything series “IP Law for Femtech Founders” with Marshall, Gerstein & Borun Giordana Mahn. What are strategies for femtech startups looking to protect products based on algorithms or machine learning approaches? Are patents feasible? This is, actually, rather a complex question– generally, machine-learning systems and methods are patent-eligible, meaning patents are feasible in this area, but…

Office Hours: Giordana Mahn Helps Tech Startups Protect Their Intellectual Property. Ask Her Anything!

Our Office Hours are back and we’re excited to have Giordana Mahn join us for our next session of ‘Ask Me Anything’! This time we are covering an important topic: Intellectual Property. Giordana is a US patent attorney and collaborates closely with clients to gain a deep understanding of their business objectives in order to deliver patent strategies with an eye toward…

“Ask Me Anything” with Gallium Ventures’ Heather Delaney: Let’s Talk PR!

Remember our “Ask the Expert” session with Heather Delaney, the Founder & Managing Director of Gallium Ventures, a full PR/marketing consultancy? Did you submit a question? Yes? Great news! Today we have some expert insights for you as Heather shares her answers to questions from our community about all things PR and communications! As a reminder: Heather has worked with large companies and launched technology startups on…