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Trade Secrets & Patent Law

February 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


There’s more to intellectual property than just patents. Most people don’t know how they can use trade secrets to add value to their business and protect their assets. You’ll have an opportunity to learn from an expert in the field, network with others in similar situations, and ask questions along the way at The Venture Forum and WorcLab’s first online workshop of 2024!


Our speaker is Atty. Lawrence P. Zale, an Intellectual Property Law Attorney registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He has drafted and prosecuted hundreds of U.S. patents and trademarks and directed foreign counsel regarding the prosecution of several hundred other patents and trademarks in more than 15 countries. Atty. Zale currently runs an Intellectual Property (I.P.) law firm in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts and supports small businesses and start-ups in the medical device and energy sectors.


February 22
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Venture Forum


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Founders are everywhere, but resources aren’t.

That’s a shame, because the next big idea could come from anywhere.


The Massachusetts Founder Network aims to bridge the gap, giving startup founders equitable access to resources that will help their companies grow.


We support MA founders no matter where they come from, their company’s stage, or their business sector. We want to democratize access to the resources that will help them accelerate—and excel. All founders are welcome to find resources and community at MFN while creating connections, expanding their networks, and learning from one another.

About MFN

The Massachusetts Founders Network is a central hub for all things startups, fostering innovation and collaboration across the state. MFN offers valuable networking, resources, mentorship, and community for startup founders in Massachusetts. 


MFN is produced by Lever, a startup accelerator based in North Adams. Our work is supported by funding from and collaboration with the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, based in Westborough.


We’ve been advising and connecting with entrepreneurs for years, and we’re using that knowledge and network to launch something new, with the help of an advisory board of successful founders and major players in the startup ecosystem. 

We plan to launch the Massachusetts Founders Network in summer 2023. Sign up for our newsletter to get alerts about our launch, new features, and MFN events!