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Thursday, October 6 • 10:00am - 11:30am
Legal Pitfalls Startups Face | 10:00 - 11:30 AM

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Janik Vinnakota LLP will present on the various legal pitfalls startups face, including team development, protection of intellectual property, and corporate structure.

All three of these aspects are well known to experienced startup players, but as business and intellectual property litigators we bring a unique perspective on what investors tell us they really look for but not tell the startups, including protection of IP, and what really happens in eventual litigation if startups neglect to properly legally protect their company (whether it be business litigation, founder disputes / litigation, or IP litigation).

The key takeaway we want to explore is the synergy and interplay between startup innovation (IP development or processes), business (market forces/entry and seed or VC funding), and legal aspects (protection of patents, trademarks, trade secrets and corporate formation).

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   

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Glenn Janik

Partner, Janik Vinnakota LLP
After a decade of being in the courtroom--trying intellectual property and commercial litigation cases--I had finally had enough. Too often, my clients were facing litigation because of mistakes made when they set-up their company, entered into a key contract, or filed their first... Read More →
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Rajkumar Vinnakota

Partner, Janik Vinnakota LLP
I have a specialized legal practice focusing on complex commercial law, intellectual property, business start-up, and litigation. I help start-up and tech companies by developing, managing, licensing, and enforcing their intellectual property portfolios. My practice also focuses on... Read More →

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Janik Vinnakota LLP

Janik Vinnakota LLP is a specialized commercial trial law firm experienced in IP litigation and patent litigation, as well as startup and technology business formation. The attorneys at Janik Vinnakota are committed to fostering long-term relationships with their clients through personalized... Read More →

Thursday October 6, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
Techstars 412 Congress Ave. #200