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Fall 2011 Chicago
Sessions: 2011-10-17 - 2012-02-07
Our vision is to Globalize Silicon Valley by creating and fostering local startup ecosystems in promising markets across the globe. We aim to help launch 1,000 technology companies per year in over 75 cities worldwide.
Much Shelist is a full-service law firm serving start-up, small and mid-market businesses, and venture capital investors, private equity funds and family offices that invest in them and support their growth. The firm advises early-stage technology and growth enterprises in start-up matters and venture capital transactions. Much Shelist continues to support those enterprises as they grow by providing advice on the full spectrum of legal and business matters a start-up or growth-stage company is likely to encounter, including issues related to employees and other service providers, intellectual property rights and licensing, and negotiations with vendors and strategic partners. The firm also represents clients in litigation, mergers and acquisitions and other extraordinary matters. Much Shelist is headquartered in Chicago and has a branch office in California.
Startup Legal and IP
Fall 2011 Chicago SemesterWhat 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?