Startup Legal and IP

Washington DC Autumn 2013 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:
2014-01-07, 06:30 PM

Mentors


Eric Wechselblatt
Partner, Holland & Knight

Eric Wechselblatt is a Partner in the firm's Business Law Group and Co-Chair of the firm's Venture Capital and Emerging Growth Companies Team. He represents clients in a variety of corporate and securities activities, with an emphasis on venture capital transactions and o...

William (Bill) Martinez
Deputy Director for Programs, Center for Civil-Military Relations

My name is William J. Martinez and I am currently the Deputy Director for Programs at the Center for Civil-Military Relations in Monterey, California. Previous positions begin with retirement from the Army after 28 years service serving at all levels of command to Brigad...

Tom Brooke
Partner, Holland & Knight

Thomas W. Brooke practices intellectual property law at Holland & Knight. Mr. Brooke handles matters involving trademark, copyright, trade secret and patent litigation, trademark and copyright prosecution, drafting license and technology transfer agreements, and all forms...


Susan Nickbarg
Principal, SVN Marketing

My life work involves building and marketing innovative products, programs, and services with an added specialization in corporate social responsibility and sustainability communications and programs. Competencies: strategy go to market launch product roll-outs ...

Marisa Terrenzi
Partner, Holland & Knight

Marisa Terrenzi practices principally in the areas of business and corporate law, with an emphasis on venture capital transactions and other private placements, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters. Her clients are engaged in industry sectors including s...

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