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Could Star Trek’s Replicator Become a Reality with 3D Printing Technology?

The TV franchise Star Trek featured some amazing technological advancements that have continued to intrigue us for many years. For example, the “replicator” was a device that was able to instantly produce nearly any object, food or medicine on demand. Imagine how such a technology could change the way we live, the food we eat, and … Continue Reading

No Cybersecurity Crying in ’16

Cyber liability may have been an exotic notion as recently as a couple of years ago. But today, even after notorious breaches, some organizations still don’t appreciate that leaving firewalls and other technology-based precautions to the “IT Guys” won’t cut it. Effective management of a data security incident benefits from adequately addressing risks at all levels in advance. To … Continue Reading

GCs Dust Off Resumes for Corner Office

Not often viewed as being on the short list for promotion, or perhaps already considered to have arrived at the top of their game, chief legal officers are unexpected candidates for the position of CEO in technology and other companies. Overarching responsibilities and involvement in critical matters afford them a thorough understanding of the business and … Continue Reading

Drafting Software Patents After Recent Federal Circuit Decisions

The Federal Circuit recently issued two opinions directly impacting software patent practitioners. Grounded in 35 U.S.C. §112(f) (or pre–American Invents Act §112, para. 6), the cases deal with claims containing “functional language,” and hold that there must be detailed support in the patent’s specification that describes the “means” by which a claimed function is carried … Continue Reading

Managing Your Patent Portfolio to Attract Investments

Excerpted from the author’s article published in VC List. To read the complete article, please click here. Patents can provide broad protection for invention and innovation. They can cover almost any novel aspect of a technology, including hardware, software, materials, and business methods. Many innovation developed by an emerging technology company can likely be patented, … Continue Reading

SBA “STEP” Program Opens up Borders for U.S. Small Businesses

The world marketplace often seems out of reach to small businesses.  Accessing foreign markets for the export of goods and services is sometimes not even on the radar for some companies and some determine that it is unattainable because the resources are not there to invest in developing the opportunities.  Recognizing this, the U.S. Small … Continue Reading

Structured Exits: A New Universe of Potential Funding for Companies in Underserved Markets

Structured exits are investment structures designed to achieve a desired investment return without reliance upon a traditional exit. Structured exit investments are ideal not only for impact investments, but also for investment-worthy companies with low exit probabilities. These structures open a new universe of potential funding for companies in underserved markets without access to traditional … Continue Reading

Pitch Season in South Boston

It’s not where the Sox play ball.  It’s home to the world’s largest accelerator, MassChallenge, where 128 start-up businesses from around the world are polishing their plans and getting mentored in hopes of winning money or landing that critical investor audience. I just finished leading my third program on how to pitch.  The finalists are far enough along that they … Continue Reading

Ingenuity in Israel’s Water

Israel is a garden of inventiveness and Israelis have a strong tradition of contributing to technology and life sciences. Breathing the innovation when I lived there, I was privileged to test PrimeSense’s 3D camera, help bring Notal Vision’s tool to gauge macular degeneration to the United States, deliver a turn-key VoIP network in Nigeria and Zambia … Continue Reading

From Lab to Fab: Pioneers in Nanomanufacturing

The Boston Museum of Science is a pretty amazing institution. As a member of the museum’s Board of Overseers and a longtime supporter, I can attest to the high quality and diversity of the museum’s exhibits and programs, as well as its mission in playing a leading role in transforming the nation’s relationship with science … Continue Reading

Carbon Nanotubes Offer Big Technological Advantages

A few decades ago, we knew of only a few forms of carbon: diamond, graphite, and amorphous carbon. Today, thanks to rapid scientific advancements in the world of nanotechnology, we have discovered many other forms of carbon. One of the most important developments is the carbon nanotube (CNT), which is related to graphite. The molecular … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig Sponsors Angel Capital Association Summit

The Angel Capital Association (ACA) is the largest angel professional development organization in the world with over 12,000 members, 220 angel groups, and 10,000 early-stage companies in its members’ investment portfolios. Angel investing approximately equals that of venture capital investing, and has an enormous impact on the entrepreneurial eco-system in the United States and beyond. … Continue Reading

A Brief Guide to Investor Presentations

1.      Begin with a Compelling Introduction Get investors excited Include your strongest points to demonstrate credibility Make sure they understand what you do 2.      Address Key Issues in a Clear and Convincing Way The BIG problem your product will solve What is unique about your product or service Why your team is the most qualified … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig to Host Breakfast Presentation on Life Sciences Trends in Israel

Greenberg Traurig’s Boston office will be hosting a breakfast presentation entitled “Trends in the Israeli Life Sciences Arena” featuring guest speaker Elka Nir from Israel.  The event is scheduled for 8-9:45 a.m. on Friday, April 24, 2015, with welcome remarks at 8:30 a.m. by David Dykeman, co-chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Life Sciences & Medical Technology Group, … Continue Reading

Israel Dealmakers Summit

Greenberg Traurig was a leading sponsor and participant in the exciting Israel Dealmakers Conference in NYC. About 1250 participants from around the world came to meet with Israeli companies and explore business opportunities. Attendees included senior executives of large corporations, leading investors, innovators and thought leaders. Some of Israel’s most exciting companies attended, in industries … Continue Reading

Visa Options for Immigrants in the Emerging Tech Space

Immigrant entrepreneurs and investors have always been at the core of the American economy.  Immigrant-founded companies have generated billions of dollars in revenues and contributed intellectual property leading to significant socio-economic advancements within the United States.  Foreign-born entrepreneurs are a critical component to the advancement of the U.S. emerging technology space and it is important … Continue Reading

The Rise of Technology Startups in Sub-Saharan Africa

A McKinsey report published in February 2014 estimates that mobile phone ownership among adults in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is estimated to be 66 percent. The rapid spread of Internet-enabled mobile phones throughout SSA has created an opportunity for the emergence of tech startups and venture capital firms in economically vibrant cities such as Accra, Lagos, … Continue Reading

Key Takeaways from Boston VC and Angel Conference Hosted by GT

On Tuesday, March 3rd, GT hosted a highly interactive roundtable meeting of entrepreneurs and investors in its Boston office.  About 25 companies from a range of industries, including medical device, healthcare IT, ed tech, life science, mobile tech, fashion, music, film and more, were able to meet with 5 venture capital and angel investors. GT … Continue Reading

New Proposed FAA Rules Address Drones

Written by Adam Siegler, Jordan D. Grotzinger, and Alais L. M. Griffin‡. The FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 addressed the integration of civil unmanned aircraft systems, also known as UAS or drones, into the national airspace system. The Act requires the Secretary of Transportation to develop, among other things, a comprehensive integration plan … Continue Reading

M&A, Investment or Partnering Checklist for Medtech Companies

Emerging medical device companies should consider these points when weighing a potential merger, strategic partnership or investment: 1. Identify unmet medical needs Medical device titans are actively looking to acquire new technologies to treat unmet medical needs and drive market adoption. Larger medtech companies often view early-stage companies as outsourced R&D labs, and will pay a … Continue Reading

Are You an E-Athlete?

Video games were once associated with couch potatoes, but today there is growing legitimacy, especially around what is known as “eSports.” This type of professional competitive gaming is gaining popularity in the U.S., and eSports is breaking into the mainstream world — emerging technology companies, standard athletic programs, and even higher education institutions are jumping … Continue Reading

Interns – Pay Now, or Pay Later

Written By Natasha Wilson and Sumaya Ellard. Unpaid summer internships have seemingly always provided mutual benefit to both employers and interns.  Interns have the opportunity to gain experience, build relationships, and learn about a particular career or industry in a “real world” setting, and employers gain support, albeit unskilled, from an enthusiastic worker. However, the … Continue Reading
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