Virtual Roundtable: To Share, or Not to Share? That is the Question.

May 1, 2019 • Recording Coming Soon

A collaborative session with our Alliance Partner
Mansfield BIO-Incubator

Bringing together our Intellectual Property and
Young Investigators Programs

Scott D. Locke, Esq., Partner & Chair
Intellectual Property Department, Dorf & Nelson
Ayorinde Hassan, Ph.D., Intellectual Property
Business Development Executive, IBM Research

Alexander Margulis, Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer
Mansfield BIO-Incubator
Gilles Bolduc, Ph.D., Professor in Biology
Massasoit Community College

In this session, we cover the things companies and entrepreneurs fear most about sharing their ideas.

When starting a company, startup founders are not very willing to share information about their technology with others until they can secure legal patents and begin production/marketing. Their reluctance, in turn, results in less cross-pollination of ideas amongst the different companies within a given incubator, and willingness to share the scientific equipment.

Speakers will address which aspects of your intellectual property you should or should not share with others, discussing how to maintain good collaboration and communication while limiting issues that could pose problems for your company or idea.

About our Speakers:

Scott Locke counsels clients on the procurement, enforcement, and licensing of patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. He provides solo inventors, start-up businesses, and well-established companies across diverse industries with strategies and tools for maximizing the return on their investment in their ingenuity, creativity, and goodwill. His clients include innovators in the fields of pharmaceuticals, delivery systems, diagnostics, siRNA technologies, Cas9 related technologies, gene therapies, and medical devices.


Dr. Hassan helps IBM generate income and strategic partnerships from its intellectual property through licensing, joint development, and joint research agreements with commercial and non-commercial entities. Before joining IBM, Dr. Hassan was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Louisiana Tech University where he studied materials with transportation and energy applications. He earned a PhD in Computational chemistry from Jackson State University in December 2011. During his graduate studies, his broad research interests were in the application of density functional theory (DFT), and other electronic structure theories in understanding compounds and materials at the atomic scale. He has a Masters in Intellectual Property Management and Markets degree from Chicago-Kent Law School.

About the Mansfield BIO-Incubator:

Mansfield Bio-Incubator is a non-profit biotech, pharma, life science, and medical device business incubator facility. Our mission is to facilitate and assist the creation, growth, and success of the next generation of biotech, pharma, life science, and medical device companies.  We were created to nurture entrepreneurial and economic development in the community. We aim to do this by maintaining affordable lab and office space and making cutting-edge technology, services, training, mentoring, and a network of professional advisors available to small biotechnology companies and healthcare-related start-ups.

About the Westchester Biotech Project:

The Westchester Biotech Project brings together researchers, engineers, and data scientists from across therapeutics, diagnostics, and devices. Based in Westchester County, NY, this is a borderless initiative with opportunities for local, national, and international collaboration.