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Startup Legal and IP

Spring 2011 Los Angeles 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.
2011-03-21, 06:30 PM


Alex Lightman
Alex Lightman - Chairman, Witkit (Kuala Lumpur FI) , Witkit

Alex Lightman is the Executive Chairman of Witkit, creators of collaboration software with free storage, project management, and social media functions. He is also the Chairman of GINET and Everblaze. Lightman provides assistance to ShadowView, which uses drone...

Nolan Bushnell
CEO and Founder, uWink

Nolan Bushnell is the founder of Atari, Inc. and the Chuck E. Cheese Pizza-Time Theaters and is considered to be the father of the video arcade industry. Bushnell has started over 20 companies (his most recent being uWink (, which he founded in 199...

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