Startup Legal and IP

Denver Summer 2012 Semester

What does a new Founder need to know about law in order to run a successful startup? When should a Founder use a lawyer, and when should you rely on your own work? What are the key terms in contracts to understand and to avoid? What are common legal mistakes? How should a Founder handle their intellectual property, including confidentiality, copyrights, trademarks and patents? What are common intellectual property problems, and how do you deal with them cost effectively?

Goal:
Build a legal and IP strategy.

Date:
2012-06-18, 06:30 PM

Mentors


9.00
Jason Haislmaier
Partner, Bryan Cave HRO

Jason Haislmaier is a partner in the Boulder office of the law firm of Bryan Cave HRO. Jason assists emerging and established technology companies in structuring, negotiating, and closing technology and intellectual property transactions. A primary focus of his practice...

9.06
Scott Yates
Co-Founder, CEO, BlogMutt

Scott attends to the business side of Blogmutt, and has done so at two other companies. The first time was with MyTrafficNews, a company that sold to Traffic.com in 2006. He then worked on LegislativeDatabase and returned cash to the initial investors and that company con...

8.94
Michael Tognetti
Senior Vice President and General Counsel, SendGrid, Inc.

Michael Tognetti is SendGrid's Senior Vice President and General Counsel. He has a degree in Electrical Engineering from Notre Dame and a law degree from Harvard Law School. Michael has always worked for high technology companies, starting with his clients at law firms Co...

9.56
Andrew Lee
Entrepreneur-in-Residence / Senior Advisor, U.S. Small Business Administration

Andrew Lee is the Co-Founder and CEO of Esper Technologies, Inc. Esper's scheduling software streamlines communication, automates tasks, and provides context for important meetings. In doing so, executives and their assistants save time and are more effective. Esper is ...

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