This course is the second in a two-part series. The course will involve students from Law and Entrepreneurship I simulating partners in a mock law firm and advising the entrepreneurship teams involved in the McGuire Entrepreneurship Program. Students will develop skills in areas that may include the following: (1) development of founders agreements; (2) legal formation and capitalization of a company, including their tax implications; (3) identification and protection of intellectual property, including intellectual property that protects inventions (e.g., patents, trade secrets) and intellectual property that support marketing strategies (e.g., trademarks); and (4) business negotiations strategy and technology licensing. The experience law students gain through the course will make them uniquely qualified for positions in high-technology sectors and work representing small start-up companies generally upon graduation.
Presentation to McGuire entrepreneurship teams on legal issues pertinent to establishing and growing a start-up company. Drafting basic business formation agreements and documents.
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Grades will be based on written and oral assignments and class participation.
This course will be limited to students who took Law and Entrepreneurship I in the fall semester.