On March 27, 2007, Smith Anderson lawyers Mike Saber and John Therien were invited presenters at the Council for Entrepreneurial Development's (CED) Entrepreneurs Only Workshop. CED hosts these lunchtime meetings approximately six times per year to provide current and potential entrepreneurs with practical and applicable information on issues of concern to start-up organizations.
Mr. Saber and Mr. Therien's interactive presentation to 50 technology executives "Licensing - Key Issues for Entrepreneurs" offered attendees practical information on the full life-cycle of licensing issues including why to seek a license; how to obtain one; matters to consider when negotiating a license; and diligence issues for investors.
For a copy of the PowerPoint presentation or for further information, please contact Marie Duncan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CED was created over 20 years ago to identify, enable and promote high growth, high impact entrepreneurial companies and to accelerate the entrepreneurial culture of the Research Triangle and North Carolina. With more than 4,000 active members representing over 1,100 companies, CED is the largest entrepreneurial support organization in the United States.
Mr. Saber represents clients in a variety of corporate activities, including venture capital transactions, mergers and acquisitions, commercial licensing, public and private offerings, strategic partnerships and collaborations, and advice to the board of directors. He has been named to Business North Carolina's Legal Elite for three consecutive years.
Mr. Therien practices primarily in the areas of technology licensing and commercialization, life sciences, and the acquisition and protection of intellectual property rights. Prior to joining Smith Anderson, he was a lawyer at Ropes & Gray in Boston, Massachusetts.