Smith Anderson Presents on Intellectual Property Law at HQ Raleigh

RALEIGH, N.C. – On June 11, 2014, Smith Anderson partner John Therien led a well-attended Lunch & Learn at HQ Raleigh regarding intellectual property issues. John provided attendees with information on legal rights and common corporate issues regarding patents, trade secrets, copyrights and trademarks.

Smith Anderson’s intellectual property lawyers work to develop, protect and promote a client’s knowledge, discoveries and innovations. They support clients engaged in transactions to acquire, sell, finance, develop and monetize key intellectual property assets. This includes a variety of transaction arrangements, including mergers and acquisitions, strategic licensing and technology transfer, partnering and alliances, sponsored research, financing, and manufacturing/sourcing arrangements. They also help clients to build and protect their brands through strategic development, maintenance and enforcement of trademark and service mark portfolios.  For more information, visit

 About John Therien

John Therien advises a broad range of clients in commercial transactions involving intellectual property, including domestic and international corporate partnering, technology licensing, research and development collaborations, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, supply chain, distribution and co-promotion arrangements, and other strategic commercial transactions.  He has extensive experience advising companies in the pharmaceutical and agricultural biotechnology industries and also frequently counsels clients in the diagnostics, medical device, and information and materials technology sectors on transactional matters. For more information, visit John’s bio at

 About HQ Raleigh

HQ Raleigh is a shared workspace designed to empower, foster, and cultivate companies that produce long-term job growth and positive social impact. HQ Raleigh addresses two challenges that entrepreneurs face: building a trusted support community and gaining access to flexible, affordable office space. For more information, visit


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