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Managing Conflicts Of Interest and Compliance Issues in University Crowdfunding

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Originally presented: March 03, 2015

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More university TTOs are looking to support early-stage technologies and start-ups by entering the promising new world of crowdfunding. But participation in crowdfunding is not necessarily a slam-dunk, and it presents a whole set of new challenges both in regulatory compliance as well as managing conflicts of interest.

Whether you are handling crowdfunding projects through a third-party provider or are managing a home-grown platform, these regulatory and COI challenges must be addressed before venturing into this new territory.

That’s why Technology Transfer Tactics has secured a top crowdfunding expert to lead this cutting-edge webinar:

Managing Conflicts of Interest and Compliance
Issues in University IP Crowdfunding

Please join Scott J. Popma with Ballast IP Capital Group for this can’t miss distance learning program. Here’s a quick look at what he’ll cover:

  • SEC and state reporting requirements
  • Disclosure of university financial interest in the outcome of a raise
  • University interest held in a start-up, or a start-up’s patent, when crowdfunding is involved
  • University-run crowdfunding portals and preferential treatment of spinouts
  • Faculty-owned interest in the company before the raise
  • Student-owned interest in the company before the raise
  • Restrictions on advertising in intrastate equity crowdfunding
  • Liability for rewards in donation-based crowdfunding

Meet your expert presenter

Scott J. PopmaScott J. Popma, Founder and Principal, Ballast IP Capital Group, LLC
Mr. Popma is an industry leader on the intersection of intellectual property law and emerging technologies.  He advises clients on a wide variety of IP issues including licensing, crowdfunding, crowdsourcing, freedom to operate, portfolio and landscape analysis, litigation strategy, and monetization. A former partner at the biggest intellectual property law firm in the world, Scott has over 15 years of experience in patent counseling and related litigation in U.S. district courts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

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