Legal English Course
Silicon Valley is the world’s innovation hub, home to many of the world’s largest technology corporations, as well as thousands of small startup companies. It is an area renowned for its fast growth, and global reference of best practices in innovation and business development.
Silicon Valley also hosts some of the world’s most innovative legal practices – lawyers who work there have to deal with unusual situations every single day. As new businesses, products and services emerge, new rules & regulations need to be drafted as the legal system adapts to innovation.
Legal Bridge to Silicon Valley is a program designed to teach best business & legal practices to lawyers and entrepreneurs, to meet current and future challenges as a team. Participants will understand how to better exploit the relationship between business and legal professionals to meet their business objectives, while gaining an overall vision of the Silicon Valley ecosystem whilst building their network with valuable industry leaders.
This program is designed for professionals seeking to enhance their business and legal expertise from the hand of top Bay Area leaders:
Lawyers or legal professionals interested in deepening their knowledge related to innovation, entrepreneurship & startups and best practices in legal and business activities.
Entrepreneurs interested in understanding how to use their relationship with lawyers to their advantage, to help meet their business goals.
INTRODUCTION – YOUR JOURNEY TO SILICON VALLEY
What to expect?
Setting goals and expectations
Sharing your goals and expectations
Putting Silicon Valley in perspective: why is it the place for Innovation?
Most relevant places in Silicon Valley, from San Francisco to San José.
START UPS AND INFLUENTIAL INSTITUTIONS
Startup legal needs
Intellectual Property Strategy in Tech Startups
Best Innovation Practices
Talent management in a startup
How companies with disruptive business models solve legal problems
Stanford University & CODEX
San Francisco Government
VENTURE CAPITALISTS & BUSINESS ANGELS
Understanding the role of investors
The difference between VCs and Business Angels
Picking where to invest: how to choose the million dollar idea
Approaching VCs and Business Angels
Intellectual property strategy
Patent Trolls & patent legal issues
Best Innovation Practices
Talent Management in big companies
How to survive in a world of constant innovation
Contrast between legal needs of startups and big companies
Overview of a “typical” big IT Transaction of an established company
Overview of small entrepreneurial transactions
Dealing with intellectual property & patent issues
The importance of NDAs and investment legal procedures
Who should start in an incubator?
How are startups chosen by incubators?
Creating your personal Elevator Pitch
Networking event with Bay Area professionals
LEARNINGS AND CONCLUSIONS
Putting learnings in perspective
Setting future goals