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Intellectual Property

Summer 2010 Bay Area Semester

What is the intellectual property of your business? What types of protections are available, and what are the costs? How do you manage your intellectual property using confidentiality, copyrights, and patents? What can and what should you do on your own, and what do you need a lawyer for? What are common intellectual property problems, and how do you deal with them cost effectively?

Goal:
File your provisional patents.

Date:
2010-08-17, 06:30 PM

Mentors


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Bram Cohen
Founder/Chief Scientist, BitTorrent

I'm Bram Cohen, mostly known for inventing BitTorrent and I now work as Chief Scientist at BitTorrent Inc. Previously I worked as a very early employee at a bunch of startups you've never heard of. I was in the Time 100 for 2005, have been profiled in feature articles in ...

7.96
Stu West
CFO, Kno, Inc.

Stu is the CFO at <a href="http://automattic.com/">Automattic</a>, the company behind <a href="http://wordpress.com">WordPress.com</a>, the Web’s most popular publishing platform. Earlier roles include EIR at venture capital firm <a href="http://a16z.com/">Andreessen Hor...

9.43
Phil Libin
CEO, Evernote

Phil Libin is the CEO of Evernote, a web service designed to allow users to easily capture and store information, memories, and content in any environment. Prior to Evernote, Phil was a founder of two other successful tech startups: CoreStreet and Engine 5. He has been wr...

8.26
Joe Betts Lacroix
Co-Founder, OQO

Joe Betts-LaCroix founded OQO, creator of the world’s smallest PC, in 2000, and established the resulting market category of smaller-than-laptop PCs previously called UMPCs, and now called netbooks. He is now immersed in his newest (old) obsession: life sciences (finding...

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