Startup Legal and IP

Washington DC Autumn 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:
2012-11-29, 06:30 PM

Mentors


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Eric Wechselblatt
Partner, Holland & Knight

Eric Wechselblatt is a Partner in the firm's Business Law Group and Co-Chair of the firm's Venture Capital and Emerging Growth Companies Team. He represents clients in a variety of corporate and securities activities, with an emphasis on venture capital transactions and o...

8.59
Marisa Terrenzi
Partner, Holland & Knight

Marisa Terrenzi practices principally in the areas of business and corporate law, with an emphasis on venture capital transactions and other private placements, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters. Her clients are engaged in industry sectors including s...

8.29
Tom Brooke
Partner, Holland & Knight

Thomas W. Brooke practices intellectual property law at Holland & Knight. Mr. Brooke handles matters involving trademark, copyright, trade secret and patent litigation, trademark and copyright prosecution, drafting license and technology transfer agreements, and all forms...

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