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Startup Legal and IP

Denver Autumn 2014 Semester

What does a new Founder need to know about the law to launch a successful startup? How do you pick a law firm to work with? What is the process of setting up a company? How much do you need to know about the law? What agreements do you need to run a company? What are common legal mistakes? How do you handle intellectual property, including confidentiality, copyrights, trademarks and patents? How much does the law actually matter?

Goal:
Build a legal and IP strategy.
Date:
2014-12-16, 06:30 PM

Mentors


Jim Franklin
CEO, SendGrid

Jim is the CEO of SendGrid, the leader in email deliverability. Previously, James Franklin was the VP and General Manager of the Crystal Ball Global Business Unit and the VP for Enterprise Performance Management for Oracle Corporation. Previously Jim was the CEO of Dec...

Ryan Howell
Business Lawyer, Rubicon

Represent entrepreneurs, angels, & venture firms. Previously a startup founder, general counsel for a venture firm and several venture-backed startups. JD/MBA. Technophile, runner, and father to 5 girls.

Michael Tognetti
Senior Vice President and General Counsel, SendGrid, Inc.

Michael Tognetti is SendGrid's Senior Vice President and General Counsel. He has a degree in Electrical Engineering from Notre Dame and a law degree from Harvard Law School. Michael has always worked for high technology companies, starting with his clients at law firms Co...

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