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


9.09
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...

7.70
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...

8.11
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...

7.33
Susan Nickbarg


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