ECE Student Seminar

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    • Monday November 23, 2020
      12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
  • Location: Online
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Mary Ann Weitnauer

Professor and Senior Associate Chair


Summary Sentence: Going Your Own Way: Technology Startups

Full Summary: Going Your Own Way: Technology Startups - John D. Lanza, Foley & Lardner LLP

Date: November 23, 2020
Time: 12:30pm-1:20pm
Remote BlueJeans delivery: (recommend joining at least 5 mins early, to take care of any technical problems)
Meeting ID: 284 521 515
Participant Passcode: 2916
Speaker: John D. Lanza
Speaker’s Title: National IP Operations Partner
Speaker’s Affiliation: Foley & Lardner LLP
Speaker’s Work Address: 111 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02119

Seminar Title: Going Your Own Way: Technology Startups

Abstract of Talk: We will explore the basics of starting a technology company, including formation considerations, funding issues, and “how it works.” Students will leave with an appreciation of the opportunities and challenges present when launching an independent commercial enterprise, as well as an appreciation of how an entrepreneurial mindset can be a of value in an established company.

Biographical Sketch of the Speaker: John Lanza is a partner and intellectual property lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP where he excels at helping companies identify and maximize the corporate value of their intellectual property assets. He provides strategic advice to his clients regarding the acquisition, transfer and enforcement of intellectual property rights and counsels them regarding their business operations in the face of adverse intellectual property rights. John is co-chair of the firm’s Manufacturing Industry Team, and is also a member of the firm's Electronics and the Private Equity & Venture Capital Practices and the Technology Industry Team.

More importantly, he is a Georgia Tech graduate, MSEE ’88 and BEE ’87.


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School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Graduate students, Undergraduate students
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