Startup Legal and IP

New York Spring 2012 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?

Build a legal and IP strategy.
2012-03-21, 06:30 PM


Vince Scafaria
CEO, DotAlign

Vince Scafaria is founder and CEO of DotAlign, a collaborative relationship management app for professionals looking to get the most value from their social graph. Vince was founder and CEO of DealMaven, a provider of investment banking software that was sold to FactSet (...

Shaahin Cheyene

Shaahin Cheyene is the President of Accelerated Intelligence Inc. Born in Iran, Shaahin Cheyene is an award winning entrepreneur, writer and filmmaker currently based in Los Angeles, California. In the early 1990's while still in his teens, Cheyene spearheaded the “Smart...

James Gatto
Social Media and Games Team Leader, Sheppard Mullin

James Gatto is the co-leader of Sheppard Mullin's Social Media and Games Team and leader of the Open Source team. He leverages his unique combination of over30 years of IP and Internet experience, business insights and attention to technology trends to help companies deve...

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