Wednesday September 30, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
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M2D2 at Canal Street
110 Canal Street, 4th Floor
Lowell, MA 01852

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Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2)



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Working With Consultants to Grow Your Company 

The use of consultants by start-up companies is widespread. This seminar will discuss when using an independent contractor or consultant is appropriate, considerations when using consultants, and potential pitfalls that can arise. This dynamic presentation will have ample time for questions, and we encourage an interactive dialogue.

Consultant Agreements - Alexander H. Pyle

Many early-stage companies rely on consultants and independent contractors to provide important services.  This type of engagement involves different issues than those raised in the employment context, however.  We will discuss some of the key terms that every consulting agreement should include, and issues that can arise in drafting or negotiating these agreements.

NDAs, Non-competes and Non-solicitation Agreements - John H. Perten

NDAs, Non-competes and non-solicitation agreements all provide protection of your intellectual property.  We will discuss what each does (and does not do), and key provisions to consider when drafting your next agreement

Classification of Employees vs. Consultants - Karen A. Whitley

Over the past several years, federal and state agencies have increased their focus on whether workers should be treated as employees, as opposed to consultants or independent contractors.  We will discuss practical steps you can take to make sure that your workforce is classified correctly, as well as the risks and possible costs if you misclassify workers. 

Preserving Your Intellectual Property Rights - William P. O'Sullivan

Consultants and independent contractors can play a role in helping to develop your technology.  Sometimes significant intellectual property rights can arise out of such engagements.  We will discuss ownership of these rights.  We will also talk about things you can do to help ensure that your company will end up owning what you want it to end up owning.


5:00 - 6:00PM Registration
6:00 - 8:00PM Program

Free parking in adjacent lot!

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Registration fee includes Pizza, Beer & Wine.

Registration Fee  Until September 29, 2015: $20.00
Registration Fee September 30, 2015: $30.00