Joint Venture Risks

Tue, Sep 18 2007, 7:00 pm              Joint Venture Risks 1

Many Bay Area companies and startups are at some point approached with attractive proposals for a joint venture. These typically come from foreign companies, and they frequently have disastrous results. This talk will cover the risks of joint ventures, list some of the danger flags, suggest practical ways to minimize the risks and offer suggestions regarding exclusive licensee risks.

Topics covered will include the following:

  • potential types of risk
  • potential scenarios
  • some simple precautions
  • helpful contract provisions
  • applicable legal provisions and statutes
  • some possible remedial actions

This seminar will be very relevant and useful to technical people and business people directly or indirectly involved in a proposed or future joint venture.

About the speaker,  Kevin Roe, Esq., Law Offices of Kevin Roe

Kevin Roe is an Intellectual Property and Business Attorney in Campbell, CA. He teaches intellectual property law and business law in the evenings for Stanford University. He has taught practical law classes at several other Bay Area colleges, the Sunnyvale Patent Library and for other IEEE groups for many years.

Kevin also serves clients on a wide range of prosecution and litigation issues regarding patents and other intellectual property, technology licensing, contracts, employment law, business formation, business regulations and executive governance, and corporate business disputes. He received a JD from Santa Clara University, a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California and an MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

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