PayPal Startup Blueprint, by PayPal, is a global program that provides innovative startups with tools needed to grow and succeed. 

Holland & Knight is a global law firm with more than 1,000 lawyers and other professionals in 20 U.S. offices, as well as Bogotá and Mexico City. Among the nation's largest law firms, Holland & Knight provides representation in business, litigation, real estate and governmental law. Our Venture Capital and Emerging Companies Team advises a broad array of emerging companies on a local, national and global scale through each stage of their life cycles.  Our clients are engaged in a variety of technology-related industries.

Startup Legal and IP

Chicago Autumn 2014 Semester

What does a new Founder need to know about the law to launch a successful startup? How do you pick a law firm to work with? What is the process of setting up a company? How much do you need to know about the law? What agreements do you need to run a company? What are common legal mistakes? How do you handle intellectual property, including confidentiality, copyrights, trademarks and patents? How much does the law actually matter?

Goal:
Build a legal and IP strategy.

Date:
2014-11-18, 06:30 PM

Mentors


Ross Kimbarovsky
Co-Founder, crowdSPRING

Ross Kimbarovsky left a successful 13 year career as a trial lawyer (so that he could wear shorts and sandals to work every day) by co-founding crowdSPRING - the world's #1 marketplace for crowdsourced graphic design, industrial design and copywriting services. Buyers who...

Peter Tapling
President & CEO, Authentify, Inc

Peter Tapling is currently President and CEO of Authentify, Inc., a leading provider of authentication and transaction verification services. Previously, he was VP Strategic Development for NetDox and President of its IDMetrix subsidiary. Peter holds a Bachelor of Sci...

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