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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

Spring 2010 Los Angeles Semester

What is the intellectual property of your business? What types of protections are available, and what are the costs? How do you manage your intellectual property using confidentiality, copyrights, and patents? What can and what should you do on your own, and what do you need a lawyer for? What are common intellectual property problems, and how do you deal with them cost effectively?

File your provisional patents.
2010-05-10, 06:30 PM


Anthony Mazzarella
CEO, PatentVest, Inc

Anthony (Andy) Mazzarella is an active angel investor, serial entrepreneur, and retired Kleiner Perkins CEO. In addition to his investing, advisory and board responsibilities, he also serves as an IP expert for technology investors, most recently serving as CEO of PatentV...

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Chairman Emeritus & Founder, MEF

Ralph Simon is regarded as a founder in the modern Mobile Entertainment Industry. Simon co-founded the independent Zomba Group of music companies (now a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment) with Clive Calder in the 1970s. In the mid-90s, he was Executive Vice Presiden...

Brian Liu
Chairman & Co-Founder,

Brian Liu is Chairman and Co-founder of, the leading online legal document service. Brian bootstrapped the company in 2000 and served as CEO until 2007, when the company was recapitalized with funding from Polaris Venture Partners. Prior to LegalZoom, Bria...

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