Startup Legal and IP

Spring 2011 New York 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:
2011-04-25, 06:30 PM

Mentors


8.15
Lorenzo Thione
Co-Founder, Artify It, StartOut

Lorenzo Thione is co-founder and Chief Executive of The Social Edge, a growing marketing and communication agency who has helped clients across several industries garner, grow and maintain popularity and engagement through social media, most notably, George Takei, with wh...

7.31
James Gatto
Social Media Team Leader, Pillsbury, Winthrop Law Firm

James Gatto created and is the leader of Pillsbury's Social Media, Entertainment and Technology team, leader of the Virtual Worlds and Video Games team and co-leader of the Open Source team. He leverages his unique combination of nealrly 30 years of IP and Internet experi...

7.15
Joe Dipasquale
CEO & Founder, Regroup

Joe DiPasquale is the founder and CEO of Regroup.com, the best group communications platform. In 2008, Regroup raised a $2M seed round led by HighBAR Ventures, the early stage venture capital firm founded by Bill Joy, Andreas Bechtolsheim, and Roy Sardina. Previously, ...

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