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Sponsored by Foley & Lardner LLP
Presenter: John Lanza, Partner at Foley & Lardner LLP
For startups, Open Source can be a big leg up, or a foot on your windpipe. We will discuss the effective use of open source in a startup venture.
John Lanza is a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP where he excels at helping companies identify and maximize the corporate value of their intellectual property assets. He provides strategic advice to his clients regarding the acquisition, transfer and enforcement of intellectual property rights and counsels them regarding their business operations in the face of adverse intellectual property rights. He has counseled hundreds of start-ups and dozens of more established companies in a wide range of matters including Citrix Systems, Inc., RSA Security Inc., Harmonix Music Systems, Inc., and Analog Devices, Inc.
Mr. Lanza has been listed in Chambers USA as a leading attorney in the field of intellectual property every year since 2006 and has been selected for inclusion in the Massachusetts Super Lawyers® lists every year since 2005. In 2011, the Legal 500 recognized him for his patent prosecution work in utility and design patents, and in 2012 he was also recognized for his work in patent licensing. He was included in the 2012 edition of Best Lawyers in America® for information technology law and was also recognized among IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners 2012.
Mr. Lanza earned his law degree from Northeastern University School of Law, (J.D., 1995). He received both his master’s degree (M.S.E.E., 1988) and bachelor’s degree (B.E.E., 1987) from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is also a recurring guest lecturer on commercialization issues at the Georgia Institute of Technology and a member of theSchoolofElectrical Computerand Engineering’s External Advisory Board.
Thursday, November 15th 2012
10 am - 12 pm
942 Renaissance Park