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Max Sneyd presents "Starting Your Start Up Right" to capacity crowd at Detroit TechStars Start Up Week

June 24, 2018

Kerr Russell member Max Sneyd (intellectual property) presented “Starting Your Start Up Right” as part of Detroit Startup Week to an engaged and enthusiastic crowd.

From the session description: "Before you can put your idea into practice, you need to protect yourself and your intellectual property. Attorney Max Sneyd will provide quick, actionable feedback on how to protect yourself and your ideas early in the entrepreneurial process."

Detroit Start Up Week is a free event that draws 8000+ attendees along 19 program tracks, comprising 200 sessions and sponsored by 250+ corporate and community partners.

In 2016, Detroit hosted the largest U.S. inaugural Startup Week event. Businesses of all types, at every stage of growth, play essential roles in Detroit’s ecosystem, where a high tide raises all ships. Out of 40 other Techstars-related events in the U.S., Startup Week Detroit is regarded as the most diverse of its kind in the nation. In 2017, 53 percent of attendees were female and 63 percent were a minority.

Thanks to Laina Van Wyke for attending Max's sessions, distributing our marketing materials there, and taking these photos.

Michael “Max” Sneyd has 20 years of experience in the areas of intellectual property, commercial litigation and business law and leads the firm's Intellectual Property practice group.  He appears regularly before state, federal and appellate courts on matters related to all aspects of civil business litigation.  In addition, he utilizes alternative dispute resolution methodologies to achieve positive results outside of the courtroom.

Max focuses his practice particularly on intellectual property protection and litigation, business torts, entertainment law and supplier disputes.  He has extensive experience prosecuting trademark applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, as well as litigating trademark disputes before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Outside of the litigation context, Max regularly assists clients in negotiating technology licenses and other intellectual property agreements.

Download Max's white paper Starting Your Start Up Right: Before you can put your idea into practice, you need to protect yourself and your intellectual property ...


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