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Mintz Attorneys Recognized as Leaders of Influence in Technology by San Diego Business Journal

Mintz is pleased to announce that Venture Capital & Emerging Companies Co-chair Jeremy Glaser and Members Sebastian Lucier and Pedro Suarez have been named to the San Diego Business Journal’s Leaders of Influence in Technology 2024 list. The award recognizes industry leaders in technology and highlights their careers and accomplishments.

Jeremy serves as Co-chair of the firm’s Venture Capital & Emerging Companies Practice. Jeremy regularly represents technology-based companies principally in the life sciences, software, mobile applications, and clean energy fields. He represents both issuers and underwriters in a wide variety of securities transactions, including IPOs, special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), secondary offerings, and private placements, and represents venture capital firms, hedge funds and their portfolio companies in venture capital and PIPE financings. He has deep experience representing buyers and sellers in acquisitions and dispositions of public and private companies. Jeremy is also a key contributor to MintzEdge, an online resource for entrepreneurs that includes useful tools and information for starting and growing a company.

Sebastian is a highly technical attorney who fully understands legal nuances and how to use the law to advance a company’s strategic plan. He has deep ties to San Diego’s start-up community and significant experience relating to financing, corporate formation and governance, and mergers and acquisitions. Sebastian is very active at his alma mater, the University of San Diego School of Law, where he teaches young lawyers to support entrepreneurs and the start-up community as an adjunct professor. Sebastian is also actively involved in the MintzEdge website, an online resource for entrepreneurs.

Pedro focuses on all aspects of patent law, including IP portfolio development and management, preparation and prosecution of patent applications, freedom to operate and infringement opinions, patent monetization, litigation including Inter Partes Reviews (IPRs), with an emphasis on wireless, software, artificial intelligence, machine learning/neural networks, computer security, and medical devices. He has extensive experience in handling patent matters for emerging and global high-technology companies as well as universities, and draws on his past litigation experience to develop high-value patent portfolios.