PENDING FACULTY APPROVAL
For a startup company, there is a strong interplay between law and technology. Legal issues can determine the course research and development takes, while at the same time, the nature of the technology in question can determine to what extent certain legal aspects apply. This course seeks to explore this interplay by studying three Bay Area companies operating in three different technical areas. The students become familiar with basic technology concepts and ways new technologies are developed, commercialized and distributed, and the legal decisions along the way.