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Business Breakfast: Nov 29 at the Peabody Marriott

Business Breakfast: Nov 29 at the Peabody Marriott

“You Have It, They Want It: IP Legal Considerations for Interactions Between Small and Large Companies”


Dan Shores, Chairman and CEO, Shores & Oliver, P.C.
David M. Deems, CEO, Cellaria Biosciences

Sponsor: McLane Middleton


Large businesses look to startups and small businesses to fill innovation gaps; smaller businesses often rely on larger businesses to take on the later stages of development and marketing. This symbiotic relationship is critical to the success of all involved, and it is extremely complex and can be extremely costly if not handled correctly.

Dan Shores, Chairman and CEO, at Shores & Oliver, P.C., and David M. Deems, CEO of Cellaria Biosciences, will explore the legal and small business concerns of IP as a key to successful collaboration between large and small startups and high growth companies developing new technology businesses.


Peabody Marriott
8 Centennial Road
Peabody MA USA

Date and Time

Begins: 11/29/2017 07:00 AM
Ends: 11/29/2017 09:00 AM

Speaker: Dan Shores

Daniel L. Shores, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,
Shores & Oliver, P.C.

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Daniel L. Shores is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Shores & Oliver, P.C.  Dan is a highly skilled and experienced IP lawyer who has handled numerous complex IP matters for companies of all sizes throughout his career, from startups to Fortune 500 companies. His experience includes in-depth litigation, due diligence, prosecution, and transactional work on matters concerning a broad range of technologies in the medical device, pharma, automotive, manufacturing and telecom industries.

Prior to forming Shores & Oliver, P.C., Dan worked as an attorney at the global law firm
Latham & Watkins, LLP and the intellectual property boutique firm Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C., both in Washington, DC.  He also served as an executive officer of the Giles S. Rich American Inn of Court, the nation’s flagship Intellectual Property Inn of Court located at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, DC.

Dan is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts and the District of Columbia.  He is a member of the Supreme Court of the United States Bar, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Bar, the Boston Bar Association and Boston Patent Law Association.

Dan received his Juris Doctor from The Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC and holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire.

Speaker: David Deems

David Deems, CEO,
Cellaria Biosciences

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David Deems is the CEO of Cellaria Bioscience. Mr. Deems has the proven ability to commercialize and successfully launch novel technology products for the life sciences and diagnostic markets. During his career, he has developed and launched over 100 new products, in regulated and research markets, and for large public and small venture backed companies. Most recently, Mr. Deems was the President and CEO of Xceed Molecular (now part of Axela), a Canadian company with a novel gene expression platform used by clinical laboratories for testing novel biomarkers. He joined Xceed from Predicant Biosciences, an early-stage proteomics company working to identify protein patterns in blood for the early detection of cancer, where he was responsible for managing Predicant’s product and commercial development efforts.

Prior to Predicant, David held senior management positions with several companies focused on bringing novel products successfully into the marketplace. He served as Vice President of Product Development at EXACT Sciences; CEO of Union Biometrica prior to that company’s acquisition by Harvard Biosciences; and Vice President at BD Biosciences, a division of Becton, Dickinson and Company. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Boston University.



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About McLane Middleton’s Intellectual Property Group

McLane Middleton’s intellectual property group works diligently with companies seeking assistance with managing and executing intellectual property strategies.

Our attorneys offer expertise on intellectual property development, protection, licensing, and litigation. The intellectual property group primarily focus their practice on:

  • U.S. and foreign trademark and copyright law
  • Patent procurement
  • E-commerce and Internet law
  • Domain name/cyber-squatter disputes
  • Technology development
  • Trade secret protection
  • Intellectual property due diligence in transactions
  • Licensing agreements for all types of intellectual properties

    McLane Middleton

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