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.
Transactional Intellectual Property (3
credits) Book: Gruner, Ghosh & Kesan, Intellectual Property in
Business Organizations: Cases and Materials (Lexis-Nexis 2006)(looseleaf
edition). Plus occasional supplementary articles and materials. The
course examines intellectual property as copyright, patent, trademark, and
trade secret issues arise over the life-cycle of a business from startup to
mature company. The course will focus on three sets of issues. The first
is a review of copyright, patent, trademark and trade secret law from a
transactional perspective. The second is a focus on licensing and
employment issues. The third is a focus on due diligence and fiduciary
duties. The course is designed as a practicuum with students preparing
one written project (15-25 pages in length) that entails picking an entity
and (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 antitrust and financing issues.
This course is intended 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: Some intellectual property course or
Business Organization I. Consent of instructor: contact Prof Ghosh at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Recent Offerings of this course by this instructor
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.