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2013 Renewable Energy Entrepreneurial Seminar Series

2013 Seminars


The America Invents Act: Changes in the Patent Filing System

January 30 / 4:30-6:00 p.m.

This is a lecture about the America Invents Act and how it will affect the patent application system in 2013. The presenter will explain the current system and what will change.

Speaker: Nicholas Mesiti '88, Esq., Partner, Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C. 

Raising Capital: What You Should Know About Investors

February 13 / 5-7 p.m. / Networking reception 7-8 p.m.
Albany Law School / 1928 Building / DAMC

A panel of investors will discuss the investing process and what they look for when investing in companies.

Speakers for this event include:

Richard Frederick, Founding Member of Eastern New York Angels;
Lou Schick, Partner & CTO, New World Capital Group;
Clayton Besch, Director, Small Business Technology Investment Fund;
Jeffrey Lawrence, Executive Vice President for Technology for the Center for Economic Growth

Moderated by:
Deborah S. Kearns, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, Albany Law School



Legal Considerations for the Startup Entrepreneur

March 1, 2013 / 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. / Check-in begins at 7:45 a.m. / Breakfast provided
College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering / South NanoFab

Entrepreneurs face numerous decisions as they work toward the business they are striving to develop. A panel of expert lawyers will discuss the many legal issues an entrepreneur should consider to ensure the success of his or her business. Topics include: intellectual property, labor law, venture capital, and business organizations.

Speakers for this event include: 

Danshera Cords, Professor of Law, Albany Law School
Maxine Barasch, Esq., of counsel, Keohane & D’Alessandro, PLLC
Michael Billok, Esq., Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC
Michael Shimazu, Project Manager, Innovation and Business Development, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
Jeremy Speich, Esq., MacNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams P.C.

Moderated by:
Christine Chung, Assistant Professor of Law, Albany Law School