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Protecting Your IP in a Client-Centered Scenario

  • 17 Nov 2014
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Constant Contact, 1601 Trapelo Road, Waltham, MA 02451


Protecting Your IP in a Client-Centered Scenario

by Audrey Roth, Principal, Convergent GC

Consultants have limited rights in legally protecting the IP they have developed for clients. We will focus on some of the issues the consultant faces:

  • Differentiating among the IP you have developed for clients, your proprietary IP, and the IP the client owns and is paying to own.
  • Particular requirements of start-ups
  • Protecting the IP you have developed for clients by releasing
  • rights only upon payments
  • How to protect your underlying proprietary IP
  • Protection via provisional patents
  • Protection via patents

About the Presenter:

Audrey represents entrepreneurs, company executives, seed investors, and venture capitalists and has done so successfully for almost three decades, helping to bring young companies to profitability and maturity. In 2005, Audrey formed Convergent GC, LLC,a legal services firm with a unique business model. Before that, Audrey was a partner and head of the Private Equity/Emerging Company group at Sullivan & Worcester LLP, partner and member of the Private Equity group at Goodwin Procter LLP, and partner and chair of the Venture Capital and
Emerging Companies group at Kelley Drye LLP.

Audrey has a J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and co-managing editor for the Human Rights Law Review, and a B.A. from City University of New York, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She is a member of the Massachusetts and New York bars. Check back in later for details about this meeting

The meeting is open to the public. No charge for Consultants Network members or employees of Constant Contact; $5 entrance fee for all others. Casual dress.

The Consultants Network meeting starts at 6:30 PM.  The meeting will take place at Constant Contact, Reservoir Place - 1601 Trapelo Road, Waltham, MA 02451, in the Great Room on the third floor

Driving Directions

Follow I-95/route 128 to Trapelo Rd in North Waltham, Waltham. Take exit 28 from I-95/route 128. (

Consultants Network meetings generally take place on the fourth Monday of each month (this one is an exception), but are not held during the summer months. Check the Consultants Network website for meeting details and last-minute information.

For more information, e-mail or; or contact the chairman Heinz Bachmann, at 978-637-2070978-637-2070. The Consultants Network website is at