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Events

Upcoming Event

3rd Annual Green & Bio-Based Chemistry Technology Showcase & Networking Event

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Eastman Chemical Company in Kingsport, TN

Startup companies are invited to compete for the opportunity to pitch their sustainable chemicals, materials, products, and manufacturing technologies to large, strategic companies on the first day of the 2018 GC3 Innovators Roundtable.  Up to ten innovative companies will have the opportunity to present their technology and company on the main stage and be invited to network with the strategics.  Applications must be submitted by February 16, 2018. For details about the competition, click here.

Upcoming Webinars

3-Part Webinar Series on Patent Law for Startups

In this three-part webinar series, you will learn key considerations and strategies for developing and maintaining a global patent portfolio (Jan 31 at 12 PM EST), protecting your issued patents from challenges at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) (February 27 at 12 PM EST), and enforcing your patent rights in federal district courts and the International Trade Commission (ITC) (March 28 at 12 PM EDT).  During each webinar, patent attorneys from Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP will give a short presentation and then answer questions submitted before and during the webinar.  Register for each part of the series separately.  

Part 1: Developing Your Patent Portfolio

Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

Adriana L. Burgy, Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

Tom Irving, Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

In part one of this webinar series, you will learn key considerations and strategies for developing and maintaining a global patent portfolio.  We will discuss when and where to file patent applications, how many applications you should file, how much information you can share with investors without forfeiting your patent rights, and other ways that inventors and companies have inadvertently forfeited their patent rights.  We will also discuss questions you should be asking your attorney during the preparation and prosecution process. Register

Part 2: Protecting Your Patents from Post-Grant Challenges

Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

Mark Feldstein, Ph.D., Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

Michael Flibbert, Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

In part two of this webinar series, you will learn key considerations and strategies for protecting your patents from challenges at the USPTO.  We will discuss inter partes review (IPR) and other post-grant review proceedings, and how your competitors can use them to challenge your issued patents.  We will discuss steps you should take to prepare for an attack on your patents, key strategies for avoiding institution of an IPR, and how you can use these proceedings to challenge your competitors’ patents.  We will also discuss whether and how to introduce evidence of secondary considerations of nonobviousness, best practices on motions to amend, and questions you should be asking your attorney during the process. Register.

Part 3: Enforcing Your Patents

Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

Eric Fues, Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

Denise Main, Ph.D., Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

In part three of this webinar series, you will learn you will learn key considerations and strategies for enforcing your patent rights in federal district courts and the ITC.  We will discuss steps you should take before suing a competitor for patent infringement, how to identify companies that are infringing your patents, strategies for selecting which patent claims to assert, and how your competitor can challenge your patents in response.  We will also discuss questions you should be asking your attorney during the litigation process. Register.

Archived Webinars

The GC3 Startup Network frequently hosts webinars on a variety of subjects; to see our archived webinars, click here

Past Events

GC3 Networking Event @ Greenbuild

November 7, 2017 in Boston, MA

Over 100 people -- GC3 members and affiliates -- joined us for an invitation-only event for Greenbuild in downtown Boston, on November 7 at 7:30 pm. We showcased six green and bio-based chemistry startups and small companies with technologies relevant to the building sector.

Read about the startups.

2017 Green & Bio-Based Chemistry Technology Showcase & Networking Event

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April 24, 2017 in Grand Rapids, MI

Ten startups and small companies presented their green & bio-based chemistry technologies and solutions. Five invited speakers from larger companies presented on strategic technology needs for their comapny and industry sector. Over 40 large chemical companies, brands, retailers, and investors were represented this half-day event. 

View the program and participants.

 

Workshop on Leveraging Partnerships to Accelerate Green & Bio-Based Chemistry Innovation

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February 1, 2017 in San Francisco, CA
Hosted by Levi Strauss & Co

Twenty six startups, 20 large companies and investors, over 80 people total participated in a one-day workshop and networking event in San Francisco focused on partnering and investing.

View the program and participants

Read the article in GreenBiz about the event

Green & Bio-Based Chemistry Startup Event

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May 23, 2016 in Burlington, VT 

Hosted by Seventh Generation

Ten green & bio-based chemistry startup companies presented and networked with over 40 chemical companies, brands, retailers, and investors.

View the program and participants.