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Founder Institute New York
The Founder Institute's New York City Accelerator program helps early stage entrepreneurs launch meaningful and enduring startup companies across a wide range of technologies.

McCarter and 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.

Visual Craft
Visual Craft specializes in web development, mobile development and SEO. We provide expertise on every step of product creation: writing project specification, architecture planning, product development, deployment and promotion. Our agile approach is ideal for quick product launch and evaluation. Our experts will help you evaluate your ideas and come up with technology that is as innovative as your product is.

WeWork Labs
WeWork Labs helps promising early-stage startups and provides them with the tools, community, connections and workspace they need to grow a functional business. As an incubator program inside WeWork, the Labs program guides entrepreneurs through the early stages of growing a company in order to proactively help facilitate growth.

Ambition Today
Ambition Today is a show about entrepreneurs, creators, investors, and builders who ambitiously changed the world. Each episode explores the hardships and heroism of everyday life to reveal the key moments which leave behind a lasting legacy. Creating value in the world is hard, but you are not alone. No matter where you are in the world Ambition Today, hosted by Kevin Siskar, is here to keep you company you as you create your own incredible story.

.CO
.CO is the web address where the world’s innovators, entrepreneurs, businesses and brands come together to build and grow their ideas and organizations online.

Vet-Tech
Vet-Tech is America's Veteran-led Startup Accelerator headquartered in Silicon Valley. With over 100 military veteran startups in our community, Vet-Tech's top 20 portfolio companies have raised over $10 Million in funding and have been accepted into world class programs like Tech Stars and Founder Institute.

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?

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

Mentors


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
President, http://www.excelerol.com

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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