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McCarter & English
McCarter & English, LLP is a firm of approximately 400 lawyers with offices in Boston, Hartford, Stamford, New York, Newark, East Brunswick, Philadelphia, Wilmington and Washington, DC. In continuous business for more than 170 years, we are among the oldest and largest law firms in America.


Garvey Shubert Barer's Emerging Company and Venture Capital Practice represents emerging companies at every stage of development and across industry sectors. The firm regularly represents companies, angel investors and venture capital funds in private placements of equity and debt, joint ventures, strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions, and public offerings.

BOKA Restaurant & Bar
Boka Kitchen + Bar makes New American cuisines in downtown Seattle, now offering free valet parking with dinner. Hancrafted cocktails, uniquie wines, and locally sourced ingredients served in a cozy and contemporary environment.


Startup Legal and IP

Seattle 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.
2012-04-23, 06:30 PM


Joel Espelien
Chief Business Officer and EVP of Strategy

Joel Espelien is a Seattle angel and entrepreneur. He is currently the CEO of Cart Blanche, a mobile shopping app. He has served as angel, mentor and advisor to multiple startups including IQ Engines, Balance Financial, Savelli Ltd., and 640 labs. Joel is the former Ch...

Robert Bergquist
CEO (former), Widemile

Robert managed Widemile, a leading website testing, targeting and optimization company based in Seattle, which developed products to help online advertisers realize higher returns from digital marketing by optimizing the performance of key content. Acquired by Webtrends,...

Scott Warner
Owner - IP/Technology Law, Garvey Schubert Barer

Scott Warner is an IP/Technology attorney at Garvey Schubert Barer in Seattle where he represents a diverse array of clients, including software and hardware companies, chip manufacturers, video game companies, content providers, hospitals and biotech companies, medical ...

Peter Cancelmo
Owner, Garvey Schubert Barer

Peter is owner at Garvey Schubert Barer law firm. In the past, he has worked as an attorney at both Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP and Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP. Peter graduated magna cum laude with an English degree from Saint Michael's College and cum laude with a...

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