Patent and Trademark Considerations for Start-Ups


This event will be rescheduled due to low registrations.  Please email [email protected] to hear more or register to receive our newsletter here.

This workshop will include presentations by Elizabeth Spar and Lisa Tittemore, partners at the Intellectual Property firm of Sunstein, Kann, Murphy and Timbers, LLP. The workshop will address strategies for using patents and trademarks for competitive advantage, including building and managing a valuable patent portfolio, aligning patent strategy to deal with competitors, and the importance of searching and protecting trademarks, with attention on specific considerations for start-up companies.



Dr. Elizabeth Spar has extensive experience as a life sciences attorney, with a focus on intellectual property and patent law, including both patent prosecution and freedom to operate. Her expertise includes drafting patent applications, preparing responses to office actions, and contributing to infringement, validity and patentability analyses, including performing IP diligence for transactions such as licenses, acquisitions, and initial public offerings.  Dr. Spar’s expertise also includes participating in complex interference proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. She is co-chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee.

Lisa Tittemore is a partner at SUNSTEIN and the Co-Chair of the Litigation Practice and Co-Chair of the Trademark Practice.  Lisa is a seasoned litigator, serving as lead counsel in patent, trademark and copyright litigation in federal courts throughout the United States.  Lisa has extensive experience in intellectual property matters, providing strategic counsel to clients on both domestic and international issues and guiding the firm’s efforts in protecting and enforcing clients’ valuable brands and ideas. Lisa is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.


Date and Time:  
May 14, 2018
6:00 - 8:30 PM

5:50-6:10pm: Registration, mingling, and pizza
6:10-6:30pm: Facilitated networking
6:30-8:00pm: Workshop
8:00-8:30pm: Optional networking 


Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP, 125 Summer Street, 11th Floor, Boston, MA 02110
Participants will need to check in at the main desk in the lobby. 


Members: $10; Non-Members: $20


Thanks to Our Event Sponsor, Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP!





Registration is closed and this event will be rescheduled due to low registrations.