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Prediction #4: “Atlanta positioning to become global blockchain capital”

By John Yates & David Calhoun / Corporate Technology Group – Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP

We’ve just completed a strong year for technology companies in the Southeast – with the wind at our backs moving into 2017. It’s realistic to predict another very strong year for technology entrepreneurs in Atlanta and the Southeast. In light of MMM’s deep involvement in the Southeastern tech community, we’re sharing with you a series of predictions for 2017.

Here is the fourth of our Top 5 Predictions in 2017 for the Atlanta/Southeast Technology Community:

Prediction #4: Atlanta positioning to become global blockchain capital

In 2017, a bright spot for

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Prediction #3: “VC Investment to remain sluggish – with a positive twist”

By John Yates & David Calhoun / Corporate Technology Group – Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP

We’ve just completed a strong year for technology companies in the Southeast – with the wind at our backs moving into 2017. It’s realistic to predict another very strong year for technology entrepreneurs in Atlanta and the Southeast. In light of MMM’s deep involvement in the Southeastern tech community, we’re sharing with you a series of predictions for 2017.

Here is the third of our Top 5 Predictions in 2017 for the Atlanta/Southeast Technology Community:

Prediction #3: VC Investment to remain sluggish – with a positive twist

In contrast to

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FDA Releases Guidance for Biosimilar Data and Names

The end of 2016 and start of 2017 found the FDA releasing guidance documents for biosimilar products that detail the conduct and analysis used for clinical pharmacology studies and how to name biosimilar products that are seeking FDA approval under the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act of 2009 (BCPIA).  The clinical pharmacology guidance (released in December 2016) provides recommendations for studies that assess the presence or absence of clinically meaningful differences between the proposed biosimilar product and the U.S.-licensed reference product.

In keeping with previous biosimilar guidance from the FDA, the December 2016 guidance document reaffirms the “totality of evidence”

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Top 5 Predictions for 2017 – Atlanta/Southeast Technology – #1

January 11th, 2017
MMM Tech Perspectives

By John Yates & David Calhoun / Corporate Technology Group – Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP

We’ve just completed a strong year for technology companies in the Southeast with the wind at our backs moving into 2017. Our law firm closed more than 50 tech M&A and growth equity/venture capital financings in the last 12 months, so we’ve witnessed a number of entrepreneurial successes in 2016.

Optimistic 2017 for Atlanta/SE Tech — Heading into the new year, the unknowns are greater than ever, but if the momentum continues, it’s realistic to predict another very strong year for technology entrepreneurs in Atlanta and

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TAG Corporate Development Presents: Positioning Your Tech Company For M&A

April 4th, 2016
FinTech/Payments


A panel discussion, moderated by John Yates, featuring three experienced technology executives:

  • David Northington (CEO of CloudSherpas, sold to Accenture)
  • Steve McGraw (CEO of ReachHealth; formerly CEO of Compliance360, sold to SAI   Global)
  • Dede Wakefield (CFO GT Nexus, sold to Infor)

Topics will revolve around preparing your company for exit, identifying strategic buyers, planning technology roadmap to maximize value at exit, identifying and creating competition for your company, and much more.

More information/registration HERE.

Contact for event questions:
Michael Bosarge michael@tagonline.org 404-817-3333

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Update: Congressional Action on Drones Could Preempt State and Local Laws

March 16th, 2016
Drones/UAV

A measure pending in Congress could give the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) exclusive power to regulate drones. If it passes, protection of privacy and property rights may suffer.

On March 16, 2016, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation approved a new FAA Reauthorization bill that would drastically alter the evolution of the nation’s drone laws. Section 2142 would make the FAA the nation’s sole drone regulator. If the provision makes it through the political process and becomes law, drone operators would be free to ignore state and local restrictions. For example, the Georgia Legislature’s recently adopted law would be

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Why is Atlanta the Nation’s Health IT Capital? Here are Atlanta’s 6 Competitive Advantages

March 2nd, 2016
Recent Legal News

The largest Health IT conference in the country – HIMSS, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society – is in Las Vegas from Feb. 29-March 4. Michele Madison and Jonielle Turner of Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP (MMM) are representatives carrying a bold message: Atlanta is proclaiming its rightful role as the epicenter of Health IT.

Click HERE for the full article.

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is Sparking New IP Challenges – April 7th Event

February 1st, 2016
IoT

Join Ben Warlick and Bryan Stewart of Morris, Manning & Martin at the Atlanta Tech Village for a free discussion on privacy, data security and IP protection for new and emerging technologies.

The Internet of Things (IoT) describes an interconnected world in which devices, vehicles, machinery, and infrastructure communicate with us and with each other over the Internet. The IoT will bring complex business and legal challenges, particularly in the areas of privacy, security, and regulatory compliance.

The discussion will cover privacy best practices that protect

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