The Promise and Perils of Non-Disclosure Agreements

PMI Technology Entrepreneurship Workshop and Roundtable

"Caveat Subscriptor" (Latin legal contract jargon for "let the signer beware!")

Oct 2, 2023, 5:00 pm7:00 pm


Event Description

Technology entrepreneurs are invited to join Princeton Materials Institute for a presentation by Scott Bovino, Partner, Meagher Emanuel Laks Goldberg & Liao, and roundtable discussion moderated by Dr. Alex I. Norman, PMI Executive Director, to learn about treating important sensitive information and legal considerations they should make before signing any agreements. A networking reception will follow.

Our roundtable discussion will include:

  • Craig B. Arnold, Vice Dean for Innovation, Office of the Dean for Research; Susan Dod Brown Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University
  • Abhay M. Joshi, Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer, Discovery Semiconductors Inc., Ewing, NJ
  • John Ritter, Director, Office of Technology Licensing, Princeton University
  • Susan Schofer, PhD, Partner, SOSV/HAX; Chief Science Officer, HAX, Newark, NJ
  • Judith Sheft, Executive Director, New Jersey Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology (NJCSIT), North Brunswick, NJ

For questions, please contact program organizer Joseph Montemarano, ret. Director for Innovation and External Alliances, Entrepreneurship Advocate Volunteer, PMI.

Lab Tour Update: We are pleased to offer attendees a brief tour of our Imaging and Analysis Center and our Micro/Nanofabrication Center prior to our event!

During registration, please indicate whether you would like to join the tour. Please meet by 4 pm sharp at the registration table next to Bowen Hall 222 (Auditorium) for the beginning of the tour. We will return in time for the beginning of the presentation by Scott Bovino.

Hosted by Richard A. Register, PMI Director and Eugene Higgins Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Princeton University.

Read bios of our speakers.


  • 4:00 pm – Registration and Check-In, Bowen Atrium
  • 4:00 pm – Tour of Labs (Micro/Nanofabrication Center and Imaging & Analysis Center) (optional)
  • 5:00 pm – Welcome from Rick Register, Bowen Auditorium
  • 5:15 pm – NDA presentation by Scott Bovino, Bowen Auditorium
  • 6:00 pm – Roundtable discussion moderated by Alex Norman, Bowen Auditorium
  • 6:30 pm – Reception, Bowen Atrium

To request disability-related accommodations, please contact Preethi Pakianathan no later than three working days prior to the event.


Before 4 PM:

Visitors parking in the Stadium Drive Garage on Faculty Lane before 4 PM are asked to register for a daily visitor permit. Registration can be done online in advance or at the garage during arrival. Bowen Hall is approximately a 13-minute walk from Stadium Drive Garage.

Paid parking via kiosks or the Park Princeton app is available on Prospect Avenue and Olden Street. Please note that parking on Princeton streets is monitored and strictly enforced by the municipality.

After 4 PM:

After 4 PM on weekdays, University visitors may park in any numbered and non-restricted parking lots, including Prospect Avenue Garage and Stadium Drive Garage. 

For campus maps, TigerTransit bus information, and more, visit Princeton University Transportation & Parking Services.


There is no cost to register. Registration is required by September 28th.

Princeton Materials Institute