Startup Legal and IP

Spring 2011 Singapore Semester

What does a new Founder need to know about law in order to run a successful startup? When should a Founder use a lawyer, and when should you rely on your own work? What are the key terms in contracts to understand and to avoid? What are common legal mistakes? How should a Founder handle their intellectual property, including confidentiality, copyrights, trademarks and patents? What are common intellectual property problems, and how do you deal with them cost effectively?

Goal:
Build a legal and IP strategy.

Date:
2011-05-16, 06:30 PM

Mentors


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John Young
principal, Alkimie Pte. Ltd.

John Young is a USPTO-registered patent attorney and businessman, originally from California, where he attended Harvey Mudd College receiving undergraduate and graduate engineering degrees with a focus on systems and communications. Along the way John has worked in the p...

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Samuel Seow
MD, Samuel Seow Law Corporation

Samuel Seow is the Managing Director of Samuel Seow Law Corporation. Samuel’s expertise and forte is in the field of intellectual property with a special focus on the application of these laws to the entertainment, arts and media industries. A much recognised name in t...

8.77
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...

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