Foley Hoag Partner Hemmie Chang to Moderate Panel for Educational Series Helping Start-ups with Funding and Strategies

August 27, 2014

Foley Hoag partner Hemmie Chang will moderate “Legal and IP Considerations When Working with Corporate Strategic Partners,” a Strategic Partners in Cleantech Panel Discussion sponsored by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center on September 4, 2014.

Through takeaways from company examples and case studies, attendees will learn how corporate strategic partners and cleantech startups can engage more effectively. Highlighted topics will examine legal and IP best practices and considerations; broad legal and IP partnership issues facing the energy sector; and what constitutes success vs. failure in partnerships.

Panelists include Neil Ferraro, Shareholder & Mechanical Group Chair at Wolf Greenfield, and Edward Lovelace, CTO of XL Hybrids, among others.

This is the second of a 5-part speaker series developed to educate startups about viable sources of funding and strategies to acquire financing for their business. Emphasis is placed on the benefits, drawbacks and challenges of various types of strategic partnerships. The event will be held at Greentown Labs in Somerville, MA. Click here for more information.

Chang serves as Chair of Foley Hoag's Licensing & Strategic Alliances Practice Group, for which she regularly handles high profile intellectual property matters within the life sciences, energy and cleantech and technology sectors. She advises both established and emerging companies on a wide variety of licensing matters, from development to marketing deals.

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