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Robert J. Itri

Robert J. Itri

 

We are pleased to announce the arrival of Attorney Robert J. Itri as our newest shareholder. Bob is an experienced attorney whose practice areas include Litigation and Intellectual Property. Bob represents clients in matters before the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the Arizona Corporation Commission. He also brings a high level of experience in business matters to the firm, representing both start-up and existing businesses in complex litigation matters encompassing intellectual property and securities, arbitration and enforcement actions, contract, trade secret, business tort and shareholder litigation.

 

 

I.          Introduction

             At the beginning of an acquisition transaction, there are several steps in the process that could serve as a trap for the unwary.  Confidentiality agreements typically represent the first step in conversations with the other side.  Once a confidentiality agreement is signed, the parties often turn to the negotiation of a term sheet or letter of intent, which outlines the terms and conditions of the arrangement.  After the term sheet or letter of intent is signed, the due diligence process usually kicks into high gear.

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Steve’s biography is located here

 

By Steven T. Lawrence, JD, LL.M. originally published in Round-Up, Maricopa County Medical Society, August 2014

A ha!  It is that moment when an idea strikes for that next great medical device or medical application. For many physicians, the problem is not in coming up with new ideas, the confusion and difficulty comes in analyzing what to do next once an idea for an invention has hit. The process for protecting a medical invention can be a maze – not unlike the healthcare system itself – with dead ends and trap doors.

The purpose of this article is to provide physicians with a summary of pitfalls and best practices when considering a new invention.

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