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LEC # TOPICS KEY DATES
Module I - Basic Building Blocks
1 Introduction  
2 The Law of Duties  
3 The Hard Edge of Regulation  
4 Contract I  
5 Contracts II  
Module II - Launching, Growing, and Exiting a Venture
6 Setting Up a New Venture

Guest: Joe Hadzima, Main St. Partners

 
7 Financing the Venture I - Venture Capital

Guest: Kenneth Gordon, Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault

 
8 Financing the Venture II - Going Public

Guest: Kenneth Gordon, Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault

 
9 Joint Ventures and M&A 1st exercise available two days after lecture 9 at 9 a.m. and is to be completed the next day at 9 p.m.
10 Employment; Module Wrap-up  
Module III - Innovation, Commercialization, and Intellectual Property
11 Introduction to Technology Transfer  
12 Copyrights and Software  
13 Patents I: The Basics of Patent Law

Guest: Bo Pasternack, Choate Hall

 
14 Patents II: Breakthrough Technologies - The Example of Biotechnology Patents

Guest: Anita Meiklejohn, Fish & Richardson

 
15 Antitrust, JVs and IP  
16 IP Rights and Business Strategies I

Guest: Sarah Cabot, Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo

 
17 IP Rights and Business Strategies II

Guest: Joe Hadzima, Main St. Partners

 
18 Shifting Business Models and the Law: The Example of the Internet

Guest: Jorge Contreras, Hale & Dorr

 
19 International IP Protection; Licensing; Wrap-up  
Module IV - Innovation: The Regulatory and Liability Risks
20 Litigation  
21 The Inside Counsel’s Perspective

Guests: Tom DesRosiers,
Genzyme

2nd exercise is available the day after lecture 21 at noon
22 Bankruptcy and Reorganization

Guest: Jeanne Darcey, Palmer & Dodge

2nd exercise is due one day after lecture 22 (which is two days after it was made available) at 9 p.m.
23 National Security and Dealing with Government  
24 Products Liability

Guest: David Geiger, Foley Hoag

 

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