Intro to Basic Corporate and IP Law
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Starting a company or thinking of starting one or have an idea sitting in your basement? Here's your opportunity to get an understanding of the basic legal concepts you need to get launched or find a better way to protect your ideas with some basic IP concepts.
Our instructors, James Zimmerman (Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP), Vance VanDrake (Ulmer & Berne LLP, and David Willbrand (Thompson Hine LLP) will be leading a conversation on best practices and there will be an opportunity to ask questions related to your entrepreneurial efforts.
Intellectual property can make or break an early-stage company. Strong patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets can help an entrepreneur secure funding, exit, or grow more rapidly. Weak IP can lead to copycats, lawsuits, slow growth, and failure. Every start-up has intellectual property, but not all choose to protect the most valuable parts of their business. Vance VanDrake, an intellectual property attorney, GCVA president, and co-founder of three businesses, will help entrepreneurs identify the intellectual property within their businesses and strategies for protection.
Tickets are free but limited and the class will be held at Cintrifuse.
When & Where
Cintrifuse is an organization that enables the building of high-growth companies. With the entrepreneur at the center of its service offerings, Cintrifuse plays a different role – connector, supporter, or provider – depending on where the startup is in its life cycle – ideation, incubation, market entry, growth, exit.