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E Insights Course-Protecting Your New Venture

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November 19
5:05 p.m.-6:20 p.m.


DeBartolo Hall

Open to:

students, faculty, staff, public, alumni


 Intellectual property and legal issues can be among the most critical concerns for any new venture.  This session will cover the legal issues surrounding intellectual property and its importance throughout a company’s lifespan, providing a “crash course” on patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets.  We will discuss IP issues commonly faced at the time of forming new businesses; explore the role of IP when a new business raises financing; and consider the impact of IP on an acquisition of the business.  This session will also cover additional legal issues not specifically related to IP, including choice of entity, tax concerns, in other words, the decision-making process in forming the start-up, including timing, documents, and issues in determining the capital structure of the business organization (licensing, patents, choice of entity, tax concerns, etc.).

 Led by Dick Cox, Director of the Office of Technology Transfer at the University of Notre Dame, and Laura Hollis, Associate Professional Specialist in the Mendoza College of Business