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Protecting IP in Partnerships

May 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm UTC-5


About The Discussion:

External partnerships are an essential part of any go-to-market strategy, but how can you ensure that your valuable IP is protected during B2B collaboration?

Join us for “Protecting IP During Partnerships”; a panel discussion bringing together legal professionals, partnership experts, and tech entrepreneurs for a discussion on everything you need to know before your company enters your next external partnership. Learn tactics for ensuring your partnerships are both successful and secure.

Why is protecting your IP during b2b partnerships so essential? | What should blockchain, software, and fintech founders keep in mind when building b2b partnerships? | How should companies approach IP protection during international partnerships? | How can companies negotiate IP ownership during technical partnerships?

You’ll learn the answers to these questions, and more, through an interactive scenario-driven discussion with leading software IP, business law, and partnerships experts.

Our Guests

Evan Smith, Partner, Cogent Law Group

Evan Smith is a patent attorney, electrical engineer, MBA, and serial entrepreneur who founded several tech startups serving international markets. Evan is a partner at Cogent Law Group, a Washington D.C.-based firm with a significant crypto, blockchain, and fintech practice. Evan has experienced the ups and downs of scaling a tech startup firsthand and has used these insights to help hundreds of companies structure their U.S. and international businesses, create and implement strategies to protect and enforce IP rights (patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets), and negotiate IP licenses and other complex business agreements.

Steve Oster, Partner, Oster McBride

Steve Oster has over 20 years of legal experience spanning commercial, securities, contract, antitrust, employment, insurance litigation. Having practiced in more than 20 states, Steve holds an impressive depth and breadth of experience. With attorneys specializing in cryptocurrency and blockchain, Oster McBride is one of the East Coast’s preeminent law firms for FinTech registration, money transmitter permits, ICO evaluation, and state and federal licensing for U.S. and foreign cryptocurrency exchanges.

Kirsten Pomales Langenbrunner, Partnerships Officer, Coalitions.io

Kirsten Pomales Langenbrunner is a serial entrepreneur and founder of Coalitions.io, a firm that helps blockchain, software, and fintech startups build go-to-market strategic alliances. Kirsten has experienced the impacts of strategic partnerships on her companies firsthand and now works to teach others how to forge B2B alliances that fuel growth. Kirsten serves as the Vice Chairs the IEEE P2145 Blockchain Governance Working Group; a team of blockchain researchers and practitioners producing guidance on the governance of blockchain collectives.


May 28
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm UTC-5


Kirsten Pomales Langenbrunner, Coalitions.io


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