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Meeting Biographies

Ronald J. Baron

Ronald J. Baron, Partner, Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

In his 30 years of practice, founding partner Ronald J. Baron has developed extensive knowledge in the chemical arts including pharmaceuticals and pharmaceutical delivery systems, petroleum processing, food and food chemistry as well as the mechanical arts. He is widely published in journals and law reviews on critical topics relating to intellectual property and a lecturer before academia and business organizations. Mr. Baron served as a U.S. Army Officer in the Signal Corps from 1970 to 1975.

Alon Y. Kapen

Alon Y. Kapen, Farrell Fritz

As a corporate attorney who focuses on representing entrepreneurs, emerging growth companies and their individual and institutional investors, Alon Kapen counsels start-up enterprises in the formation of business entities, structuring agreements among founders, negotiation of capital raising transactions, compliance with securities laws, structuring employee incentive arrangements and development of effective corporate governance. Alon also guides investors in the organization of private investment funds, the negotiation of various stages of equity, debt and convertible funding transactions and the planning and implementation of exit strategies.

Dorene Price

Dorene Price, Brookhaven Science Associates

As Chief Intellectual Property (IP) Counsel, for Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Dorene Price leads BNL’s Intellectual Property Legal Group (IPLG) which oversees IP matters across diverse scientific disciplines across the Laboratory. She has a B.S. degree in chemistry, and received a M.S. degree in industrial engineering from Binghamton University of the State University of New York while working as a staff scientist with Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals. After receiving her J.D. degree from Albany Law School, she began in private practice at a law firm in Bloomfield Hills, MI, followed by in-house experience as a patent associate at Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. here on Long Island.

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