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Swimming with the Sharks: IP Due Diligence

March 4, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm



Tips for Swimming with the Sharks: IP Due Diligence
Wednesday, March 4, 20156:00pm – 9:00pm

Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center

600 Suffolk Street, 2nd Floor, Lowell MA 01854


Are you ready to let investors “look under the hood”?  Are you sure?  Learn what investors will be looking for as they conduct due diligence on your Company.  Bill Geary is a leading patent strategist who represents Johnson & Johnson and other medical technology manufacturers, and research institutions including Massachusetts General Hospital.  He is a Member in Mintz Levin’s IP practice and its Medical Technology group and will share his insights from working with clients on numerous due diligence projects.


Bill Geary, Member, Intellectual Property Practice, Mintz Levin


Bill provides counsel on all phases of patent and trademark law, through development strategy, protection, and exploitation of patent and trademark rights. His clients include start-ups, large companies such as Johnson & Johnson, medical technology manufacturers, and research institutions such as Massachusetts General Hospital.

In the area of patent rights and litigation, Bill has represented clients in federal district courts and before the International Trade Commission. He also provides opinions on new products before they hit the public market and has served as lead counsel in patent interferences and on matters connected to foreign patent opposition. Bill’s patent experience includes technology areas such as oil drilling equipment, floppy disk liners, jewelry clasps, and bioimplantable polymers. Regarding trademark law, Bill has represented clients before state courts in Massachusetts and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board as well as in federal district courts.

Bill is recognized for his broad expertise, having received rankings from Super Lawyers in both the Corporate Counsel Edition and the Business Edition.


AgendaRegistration: 6:00pm – 6:30pm

Program/Presentation: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Networking: 8:00pm – 9:00pm




Your Registration fee includes Pizza, Beer & Wine


Registration Fee for the First 20 People Who Register: $10.00

Registration Fee Before February 26, 2015: $20.00

Day of Event/Walk-in/On-Site Registration Fee: $30.00


M2D2 would like to thank Mintz Levin 

for sponsoring this event!


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James Ryan

Jim Ryan has spent the past 20 years building global markets for US-based telecommunications and enterprise technology companies. Mr. Ryan exited five startups (2 IPOs, 2 acquisitions, 1 Chapter 11) and now uses his expertise as one of the three founding partners of Farpoint Ventures helping startups from the US quickly build global sales channels and bring in revenues from overseas markets. Mr. Ryan has closed over $1B in export business for startups.

Mr. Ryan holds a Bachelor's degree from Harvard University and a Master's degree from Osaka University. He is a native speaker of Japanese, and is conversational in Mandarin Chinese and French.

In between meetings, he has climbed Mt. Rainier three times, finished the Boston Marathon and Cape Cod Marathon, climbed Mt. Washington in all four seasons and hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon 10 times. He holds a Private Pilot license and enjoys flying his Cessna 172 around New England and beyond.


March 4, 2015
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


600 Suffolk Street, 2nd Floor
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