Categories: Business, Corporate, Commercial Law
Course Page for Spring 2013 - Ibrahim, Darian
Selected Problems in Business Organization: Law & Entrepreneurship The intersection of law and entrepreneurship is an emerging field of study. This course explores the common legal and economic issues faced by highly innovative start-up companies and the angel investors and venture capitalists who fund them.
Course Page for Spring 2013 - Ghosh, Shubha
Transactional Intellectual Property (3 credits) Spring 2014
Book: Gruner, Ghosh & Kesan, Intellectual Property in Business Organizations: Cases and Materials (Lexis-Nexis 2012)(looseleaf edition). Plus occasional supplementary articles and materials.
The seminar examines intellectual property as copyright, patent, trademark, and trade secret issues in various business contexts. Class meetings will focus on topical issues and pending cases and transactions dealing with licensing of intellectual property, antitrust, transactional lawyering, intellectual property commercialization, or other current legal issues at the intersection of intellectual property and business law. Structured as a practicuum, the instructor expects each student to prepare one written project (35 pages in length) that entails picking an entity and rigorously presenting (1) identification of intellectual property assets owned by the entity, (2) analysis of licensing terms as they apply to employment and related issues, and (3) analysis of business law issues pertinent to the chosen entity such as antitrust or financing questions. Periodic review of drafts is expected for successful completion of the course. The seminar serves as a capstone course for business students interested in intellectual property and intellectual property students interested in business law and policy. The goal is to allow students to see intellectual property in practice and to synthesize intellectual property and business policy. Prerequisites: Business Organization I plus one of the following: Introduction to Intellectual Property or Copyright or Patent.
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Course Page for Spring 2012 - Lipson, Jonathan
Transactional Skills Workshop:This simulation course
immerses students in a series of real-life transactions organized around the formation and early life of a high-tech startup. Students role-play as lawyers and clients for the three principal actors in a fairly typical deal: the entrepreneurs, their former employer and their investor. Students will work in teams on many of the important elements of these transactions, including negotiating and documenting corporate charters, bylaws, technology licenses, stock purchase agreements, employment agreements, and so on. Prerequisites: Business Organizations I. It is limited to 12 students and satisfies the upper-level writing requirement. Please contact Professor Lipson (email@example.com) if you have questions about the Workshop.