Startup Legal and IP

New York 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:
2012-11-26, 06:00 PM

Mentors


8.20
Vince Scafaria
CEO, DotAlign

Vince Scafaria is founder and CEO of DotAlign, a collaborative relationship management app for professionals looking to get the most value from their social graph. Vince was founder and CEO of DealMaven, a provider of investment banking software that was sold to FactSet (...

5.75
R. Adam Smith
CEO, Big Sky Partners LLC

R. Adam Smith is the CEO of V&M (VandM.com) and the Managing Member and Founder of Circle Peak Capital. Adam is a private investor and serial entrepreneur having formed, co-founded, or started several private investment and operating partnerships since 1995, and as a for...

7.65
James Gatto
Social Media Team Leader, Pillsbury, Winthrop Law Firm

James Gatto created and is the leader of Pillsbury's Social Media, Entertainment and Technology team, leader of the Virtual Worlds and Video Games team and co-leader of the Open Source team. He leverages his unique combination of nealrly 30 years of IP and Internet experi...

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