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The Essential IP Toolkit: A Start-Up Checklist

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Ted Sabety
Founder at Sabety + Associates

Ted Sabety founded Sabety + associates, a law and consulting firm in the technology and electronic media fields. His practice ranges from advising technology companies regarding the development, exploitation, and protection of their intellectual property to advising electronic media industry clients on strategic issues regarding digital content distribution. Clients seek his unique expertise resulting from his background both as a scientist in the areas of software, materials science, electronics and digital content, and in intellectual property law. Ted Sabety is a registered patent attorney.

Ted Sabety frequently speaks and publishes on the issues surrounding technology commercialization, intellectual property protection, and licensing. He has presented programs at The Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA), The Licensing Executives Society (LES), The Foresight Institute, and Nanobusiness Alliance. His article “Computer Science Concepts in Copyright Cases: The Path to a Coherent Law”, published by the “Harvard Journal of Law & Technology”, was relied upon by Microsoft in their appeal against Sun Microsystems in a dispute over the Java computer language.

Ted has been involved in technology and electronic media since he joined Hewlett-Packard as an Integrated Circuit Design Engineer after receiving a BS in Physics from Yale University. He was also Chief Engineer for the DARPA-funded Non-Von Supercomputer project at Columbia University where he received his M.S. in Computer Science.

Course Description:

Description: Early-stage technology companies live and die on how they manage their Intellectual Property. Startup companies that become valuable have managed their IP development well. Addressing these issues early and properly saves money and avoids legal crises. Ongoing IP asset portfolio development enhances the company’s prospects for financing and a lucrative exit. In this session, we will discuss what a startup should do early in its life to get on the right track.

Attendees will leave this session with a better understanding of how to:

  • Get the Rights to Use your Technology, Content, and Branding. This includes avoiding a tech license or branding blunder.

  • Secure Ownership and Protection of your Technology, Content, and Branding—including from your Customers and ex-Employees. This includes how to avoid contracting mistakes when you hire employees, consultants, or contractors to create code, devices, data, or content. We will also discuss steps to consider and deadlines to meet in order to document your Intellectual Property rights and register your ownership.

  • Secure Rights in your Customer Data without Violating Privacy Law. This includes discussion about obtaining proper consent and the different legal regimes that apply.