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Ultra Light Startups Message Board › Ultra Light Startups: Legal Roundtable - June 2009

Ultra Light Startups: Legal Roundtable - June 2009

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Announcing a new Meetup for Ultra Light Startups!

What: Ultra Light Startups: Legal Roundtable

When: June 16, 2009 6:30 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: The Ultra Light Startups Legal Roundtable is an informal forum in which technology entrepreneurs ask questions on legal topics and have them answered by attorneys from top law firms specializing in fields of interest to tech startups. Attendees will benefit from having their own questions answered and also by listening to the answers provided to others.

Unlike other Ultra Light Startups events there are no "introductions by elevator pitch" at the Legal Roundtable and anyone can attend. We hope this format will be a great value for entrepreneurs seeking to understand the legal landscape for startups without engaging in costly private consultation. Please come prepared with a list of questions.

The cost of this Meetup is $10. Online payment is done through Eventbrite (not Meetup) for a variety of reasons. Please be sure to purchase your ticket online via Eventbrite or your name will not be on the list at the reception desk and you will not be allowed upstairs. For more information see the complete description of this event on the Ultra Light Startups website.

Corporate Forms
Forms (Sole proprietorship, partnership, LLC, S-Corp, C-Corp)
Differences (Eligibility, tax treatment, filing costs/requirements)
Locations (Delaware, New York, Nevada, offshore)
Why, when, and how to incorporate
Other critical related documents (Invention assignment agreement, "work for hire" consulting agreement)
Ownership with non-U.S. citizens/residents

Finance Topics
Stock vs. options vs. warrants
Preferred vs. common stock
Valuation formulas and guidelines
Vesting (Common vesting schedules and provisions)
Termsheets (Common provisions, what to look for)
Legal problems than can derail a financing or acquisition

Intellectual Property
Trademark (Registered vs non-registered)
Copyright (
Patent (Patent types, eligibility,
State/federal/international differences
Why, when, and how to apply/file/register
Application costs, requirements, and timeframes

Panelists (alphabetic order):
Alison Anthoine
Alison Anthoine, Legal & Business Affairs
Corporate and Intellectual Property

Stephen Chin
von Simson & Chin
Intellectual Property

Jon Freedman
Freedman Legal Group LLC
Corporate and Finance Topics

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