Recent Growth in the Boston Area Life Sciences Ecosystem

The life sciences ecosystem in Boston is flourishing at a prolific pace. Boston is the mecca of strong universities coupled with some of the top teaching hospitals in the country, producing imaginative, intelligent individuals with science and medical backgrounds. These researchers and entrepreneurs are driven to launch the latest groundbreaking ideas and devices to fight …

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MassChallenge Awards cleancult with $50,000 Gold Prize

On October 17th, MassChallenge held an award ceremony to announce the winners of the $1 million in cash prizes as part of its 2018 Boston Startup Competition and Accelerator. Awards were handed out to 15 of the Accelerators highest-impact finalists from the original 128 startups admitted into the program. MBBP client cleancult was named a $50K Gold Winner for …

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Howard Zaharoff Quoted in New Authors Alliance Guide: Understanding and Negotiating Book Publication Contracts

Intellectual property attorney Howard Zaharoff was interviewed for the new Authors Alliance guide, Understanding and Negotiating Book Publication Contracts. As publication contracts can contain complex contract language and copyright law, the guide aims to assist authors in reviewing these contracts by identifying clauses that frequently appear in contracts, explaining what the terms mean, and presenting strategies …

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Scott Bleier Moderating Webinar on Diversity and Impact Investing

Corporate attorney Scott Bleier will moderate the Northeast Clean Energy Council (NECEC) webinar Diversity and Impact: Key Drivers for Economic Growth, as part of the NECEC's Investor and Corporate Partner Readiness Webinar Series. The webinar will be held on Friday, October 12, and the panel will discuss the amount of impact that diversity can have …

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Electric Car Charging Company, SparkCharge, Wins $1 Million Grand Prize at Startup Competition

MBBP client SparkCharge won a $1 million grand prize at this year's 43North startup competition in Buffalo, NY. SparkCharge developed portable charging solutions for electric vehicles, ending range anxiety for electric car owners. This year's 43North competition had 485 applicants, with 10 startups ultimately pitching at the finals. With the earnings, it plans to hire more …

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Amanda Schreyer Speaking on MCLE Program: Doing Business Online

Intellectual property attorney Amanda Schreyer will be speaking on the MCLE program Doing Business Online: Anticipating and handling the evolving and unique challenges in the internet age on October 18 at 2pm. The program will analyze the risks and opportunities deriving from an online business presence, including both the protection and risk relating to intellectual property …

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TTAB Rules Multicolored Trademarks on Product Packaging Are Never Inherently Distinctive

As we enter into fall, the leaves on the trees will soon be multicolored. They are sure to be inherently distinctive, with each tree being a unique creation. But as patent and trademark attorney Sean Detweiler explains in his new article Multicolored Leaves More Inherently Distinctive than Multicolored Trademarks, multicolored trademarks do not get the …

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Design Mentor, Inc. Awarded Grant at Children’s National Pediatric Device Symposium

At the Children's National 6th Annual Pediatric Device Symposium, MBBP client Design Mentor, Inc. was awarded a $25,000 grant for presenting its innovative medical device, VentriFlo, that addresses significant unmet needs in pediatric healthcare at the "Make Your Medical Device Pitch for Kids!" competition. VentriFlo is an extracorporeal blood pump for short-term cardiopulmonary support of …

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Basho Technologies: Examining the Contours of ‘Control’ and the Attendant Fiduciary Duties Owed by VC’s

Sponsored by the ABA's Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee, corporate attorney Jon Gworek moderated a Breaking News webinar entitled “Basho Technologies: Examining the Contours of ‘Control’ and the Attendant Fiduciary Duties Owed by VC’s”. The panel featured John Mark Zeberkiewicz and Stephanie Norman of Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., in Wilmington, Delaware. It examined the …

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Jon Gworek and Dave Czarnecki Participating on ABA Business Law Section Panel about Venture Capital and LLCs

   Corporate attorneys Jon Gworek and Dave Czarnecki will serve as moderator and panelist, respectively, for the ABA Business Law Section Annual Meeting CLE panel Should Venture Capital Take Another Look at The Use of Alternative Entities? Historically, the vast majority of investments made by VC firms have been made in corporations, not LLCs. A number of …

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