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


8.73
Joel Espelien
Chief Business Officer and EVP of Strategy

Joel Espelien is a Seattle angel and entrepreneur. He is currently the CEO of Cart Blanche, a mobile shopping app. He has served as angel, mentor and advisor to multiple startups including IQ Engines, Balance Financial, Savelli Ltd., and 640 labs. Joel is the former Ch...

7.55
Scott Warner
Owner - IP/Technology Law, Garvey Schubert Barer

Scott Warner is an IP/Technology attorney at Garvey Schubert Barer in Seattle where he represents a diverse array of clients, including software and hardware companies, chip manufacturers, video game companies, content providers, hospitals and biotech companies, medical ...

7.73
Andy Aley
Attorney, GSB Law

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