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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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European Court of Justice invalidates US-EU Safe Harbor program – How to continue transferring data in light of ruling

October 6th, 2015
Data Centers

On October 6, 2015, the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) invalidated the US-EU Safe Harbor Framework (“Safe Harbor”). This ruling will have far-reaching consequences. The Safe Harbor allowed U.S. companies to receive EU citizens’ personal data from the EU if the U.S. companies complied with the Safe Harbor requirements. The Safe Harbor greatly facilitated the transfer of private personal data from the EU to the U.S. by avoiding the necessity of U.S. organizations having to comply with the much stricter EU Data Protection Directive and by allowing the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and Department of Transportation to enforce compliance

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Lunch & Learn: IP Protection for 3D-Printing and Other Emerging Technologies

June 23rd, 2015
3D Printing

New and emerging technologies such as 3D-printing, UAV/drones, internet security, internet of things, and cloud computing are creating innovative new businesses and transforming how existing businesses operate.

This lunch & learn will discuss potential intellectual property issues and practical methods for protecting IP with regard to 3D-printing and these other emerging technologies. The discussion will be particularly focused on how entrepreneurs are currently using emerging technologies to enhance their business, the potential legal issues that may exist, and the strategies that can be used to protect IP.

This session includes lunch. Please RSVP so we can get an accurate count for food. 

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