Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is the premier legal advisor to technology and growth enterprises worldwide, as well as the investment banks and venture capital firms that finance them. Over the past four decades, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has established its reputation by having an unmatched knowledge of its clients' industries and deep and long-standing contacts throughout the technology sector. The firm's legal expertise serves clients at all stages of growth, from venture-backed start-up companies to multibillion-dollar global enterprises. The firm's clients include some of the most recognized names in the technology, retail, life sciences, venture capital, and finance sectors. The firm has offices in Austin, Palo Alto, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Shanghai, and Washington, D.C.

Intellectual Property

Winter 2009 Greater DC Area Semester

How do you manage your intellectual property using confidentiality, copyrights, and patents? What is the intellectual property of your business? What types of protections are available, and what are the costs? How do you file a patent quickly, cheaply, and with the necessary protections? What can you do on your own, and what do you need an attorney for? How do you pick the right attorney? How much does protecting your intellectual property cost, and why should you do it?

Goal:
File your provisional patents.

Date:
2010-02-23, 06:00 PM

Mentors


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Roger Yee
Investor/LP, Fortify Ventures

Roger is a veteran of start-ups, having founded three companies that included investor-backed funding and successful exits through acquisitions and IPOs. His previous companies and executive roles include ShadowLogic, Inc. (CEO), a cybersecurity services company; LaunchFu...

7.58
Nick Magliato
CEO, Trust Digital

Nick Magliato is the CEO of Trust Digital, the leading provider of security and management software for smartphones in the enterprise. Prior to Trust Digital, Nick was an entrepreneur in residence at Venrock Associates, the venture capital arm of the Rockefeller Family. N...

7.90
Edmund Pendleton
President/CEO , New Old House Company

Edmund is a business owner, entrepreneur and investor. He has founded or co-founded several businesses, primarily in high-tech markets. He's currently the President / CEO of The New Old House Company; prior to that he served as Executive Vice President at Arc Second, a co...

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