Gregory Ploussios represents software, Internet, life science, and medical device clients, with an emphasis on intellectual-property transfer and licensing transactions, venture-capital financings, and general corporate representation.
Greg is a co-chair of both the Firm's Startup Practice Group and Helping Innovators Thrive (HIT) program ( hit.edwardswildman.com ), which provides support and affordable access to strategic legal advice for qualifying entrepreneurs and young companies. Greg has extensive experience working with start-up companies and entrepreneurs as they form and grow their businesses, and in advising investors in structuring investments in such companies.
Greg also has extensive experience advising both mature and startup companies on software and technology licensing, development, and service agreements, including SaaS, hosting and cloud agreements; reseller, distribution and OEM agreements; and development and collaboration arrangements and joint ventures.
•Drafted and negotiated a broad range of information technology development, collaboration, distribution, value-added reseller, OEM, and supply agreements, including:
•Developed standard license, SaaS, and professional services agreements for Delphi Technology and other software companies
•Advise PatientsLikeMe on partner service and data license agreements; develop standard forms of partnering agreements
•Advise Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company on a variety of software and technology development and services agreements and ePublishing agreements
•License and service agreements for Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC) and The MathWorks
•Represent clients in joint-venture and partnering transactions and in licensing technology from universities
•Represent clients in acquisitions/mergers of technology companies, focusing on intellectual-property and licensing aspects, including use of open source software
•Represent start-up information technology, medical-device, and life science companies in venture-capital financings and general corporate concerns, including the following:
•Represented Charles River Ventures in its Series A financing of a technology startup company.
•Advised GnuBio Inc., a developer of fully integrated droplet-based DNA sequencing technology, as general counsel and in its acquisition by Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. in a merger transaction including milestone based contingent payments
•Greg has represented Ampersand and MPM Capital in various fund and portfolio matters
•General counsel to Delphi Technology, a developer, licensor and SaaS provider of its OASIS software solution for medical professional liability insurance carries, which provides processing for claims, new business, renewals, and business intelligence
•U.S. general counsel for U.S. operations to Nlyte Software, a developer and licensor of data center software management solution
•General counsel to Cakewalk, developer of music creation and recording software applications
•General counsel to Digital Paradigms, a developer and provider of bio-informatics and meta-tracking enterprise software solutions
•General counsel to Karen Clark & Company, experts in catastrophe risk, catastrophe models and catastrophe risk management
•General counsel to VoteTru LLC, a developer and provider of an employee voting platform used to power organizational decisions, actions, and growth, and foster superior customer and employee loyalty
Besides Edwards Wildman
Greg programs software as a hobby, and has programmed and sold computer versions of two board games to the owners of the original games.
Rising Star in the area of Intellectual Property by the Massachusetts Super Lawyers publication.