Startup Legal and IP

Seattle 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:
2012-10-30, 06:30 PM

Mentors

Joel Espelien
Chief Business Officer and EVP of Strategy
Scott Warner
Owner - IP/Technology Law, Garvey Schubert Barer
Andy Aley
Attorney, GSB Law

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