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Launching & Funding a Healthcare Innovation: Legal & Business Considerations

January 22, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Health Innovators will host a special discussion on January 22 featuring Greater Boston’s finest that will explore how to navigate current legal issues facing the healthcare industry relating to Financing & Healthcare Data.

You can expect our esteemed panel to explain their work in plain language. This is your golden opportunity to have your questions answered, and to shed some light on complicated legal matters that health care professionals and health technology face every day. You can expect to leave with more than you arrived with – and a full belly too because the Health Innovators know we all think better with bellies full of nutritious sandwiches, energy bars, and nonalcoholic drinks.

Important Notice About Parking: We have been notified that meter enforcement in the area has now been extended to 8 pm, which means that the earliest time you can park on-street is 6 pm without violating the 2 hour time limit indicated on meters. Please be sure to park at a metered space if you are parking on the street as some areas are permit parking only (these spaces do not have meters). The closest garage parking is at 800 Technology Square, and the venue is about a 5 minute walk from this garage.

Please join us for healthy refreshments, including sandwiches, energy bars, and nonalcoholic drinks.


LocationNGIN Workplace, 210 Broadway #201 Cambridge MA
Schedule6:00 pm to 6:30 pm Networking
6:30 pm to 6:40 pm Welcome Announcements
6:40 pm to 8:15 pm Speaker presentations (Q&A to follow)
Price$25 until 8:00 pm on January 21st. $35 after then. Free for Professional Members.


MODERATOR: William Mansfield; U.S. Patent Attorney

As a U.S. Registered Patent Attorney through the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), I assist entrepreneurs, startups, early stage companies, and enterprise clients in ‘protecting their passion’ with corporate law, intellectual property (IP) law, patents, including IP portfolio strategies, trademarks, trade dress, copyrights, licensing, patents, strategic partnerships, & succession planning.

My passion for” at an early age when I assisted my father, a Harvard Ph.D. graduate & former Harvard professor, with IP work & patents. Since 2004, I have worked on legal matters & have counseled entrepreneurs & startups since 2009 through The Law Offices of William A.M. Mansfield. I have worked on legal issues including company formation, contracts (employment, contractor, non-compete, non-disclosure, non-solicitation, & non-hire agreements), founder representation,& negotiation of term sheets, with a focus on IP protection & the prosecution of both provisional patents & nonprovisional patents, especially business method, business process, electrical, mechanical, telecommunications, & e-commerce patents.

John Hession; Partner at Cooley LLP

I have worked with over 400 companies at various stages of growth over a variety of industries, ranging from life sciences, medical devices, clean energy to software, hardware and health care information systems. This representation includes all phases of company growth and operations, including company formation and venture capital financings, strategic alliances and technology licenses, equity compensation strategies, corporate goverance, as well as acquisitions and public offerings. For example, I have structured and negotiated more than 300 strategic alliance transactions involving technology licenses and transfers, and nearly 200 acquisitions ranging in size from $1.0 million to several over $1.0 billion.

David Harlow; Health Care Lawyer, Consultant, Blogger, Thought Leader

David Harlow is Principal of The Harlow Group LLC, a health care law and consulting firm based in Boston, MA. His twenty-five years’ experience in the public and private sectors affords him a unique perspective on legal, policy and business issues facing the health care community. David is adept at assisting clients in developing new paradigms for their business organizations, relationships and pr”es so as to maximize the realization of organizational goals in a highly regulated environment, in realms ranging from physician-hospital relationships to data privacy and security to facilities development to social media strategies to the avoidance of fraud and abuse. His award-winning blog, HealthBlawg, is highly regarded in both the legal and health policy blogging worlds. David is a charter member of the external Advisory Board of the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media and the Public Policy Chair of the Society for Participatory Medicine. He also serves on the Advisory Boards of HealthWorks Collective and FierceHealthIT. He speaks regularly before health care and legal industry groups on business, policy and legal matters. You should follow him on Twitter.


January 22, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


NGIN Workplace
210 Broadway Ste 201
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