Index of lectures

This page lists all the voice narrated lectures that are deployed in our programs. To view the lecture, click "View". Please make sure you have your speakers/headphones turned on to hear the audio narrations with each slide.

Entrepreneurship View
This introductory session explores, what it means to be an entrepreneur, what entrepreneurs do, the risks involved and and why some individuals are prepared to bear the risks inherent in starting a new business venture.

Alternative Routes & Destinations View
What is the exit strategy for the Company? Where are we going? How do we get there? Are the objectives to sell the company, IPO or run an independent business? The exit routes targeted by entrepreneurs and startup managers including IPO, selling the company, selling the technology.

Winning an Audience with a Venture Investor View
Which investors do you approach, how do you approach them, when is the company ready to talk to them? Before an entrepreneur is ready or able to present to investors, he/she must have reached a certain point of maturity in the business, prepared the business plan, identified suitable investors, approached them and successfully survived the screening process.

Negotiating Terms with Venture Investors View
How are venture investments structured? What are the most significant terms? What can entrepreneurs expect? Who handles the negotiations?

Company Valuation View
What’s the company worth? How do you value a startup company? This lecture covers the various techniques used to value companies through various stages of maturity, shares, options, bonds and technology assets.

Selling the Business View
What’s the M&A process? When is the company ready to sell, who are the target buyers, why hire an intermediary, how long does it take?

Selling the Technology View
Can you make a profit from a technology asset sale? Why sell? Why do buyers buy?

Destination IPO View
What is an IPO? Why target it? What does the journey involve? What is the IPO process?

The Business Plan View
What is the business plan? How does it evolve as the Company grows? This lecture identifies the components of an appealing business plan and the steps involved in the business planning process.

The Capitalization Table View
How do you structure founder’s shares, investor shares, stock option? This lecture provides an introduction to the various forms of shares issued by startup companies including common stock, preference share and options.

Forming a Corporation View
How do you form a corporation, when do you form it, what are the alternatives? What do investors look for? This lecture provides an introduction to forming a U.S. corporation.

Introduction to Intellectual Property View
Introduction to patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and the foundations of U.S. intellectual property law.

Top 10 Tips for Forming a Fundable Startup View
The Top 10 Tips for Forming a Fundable Startup. This session covers the most important issues for technology startup entrepreneurs to consider when forming a business that will be of interest to Silicon Valley style venture capital investors. It deals with practical issues such as forming the corporation, assembling the team, issuing shares, identifying, approaching and presenting to investors.

Honesty with Shareholders View
An introduction to fraud and liabilities facing entrepreneurs and companies related to the sale of shares and other securities.

IPO--Registering your Shares with the SEC View
An introduction to the process of registering shares as part of an IPO or public sale of securities.

Exemptions from Registering your Shares View
This lecture summarizes several exemptions available to companies looking to raise funds from investors without having to incur the costs and administrative burdens involved in registering securities with the SEC.

Raising Venture Capital with Reg. D View
All companies raising funds from U.S. investors have to register their shares and other securities with the SEC. This lecture investigates how the private placement exemption is used to avoid registering shares sold in venture capital rounds and other private rounds of funding.

Patents View
This lecture provides an introduction to U.S. patents, the patenting process and intellectual property strategy.

Avoiding Unintentional Poison Pills View
Advice for Startups and Early Stage Technology Developers When Entering Distribution and other Business Transactions.

Distribution Channels View
Alternative channel choices available to technology oriented startup companies.

Business Models View
The variety of business models adopted by technology startups and other businesses. How they generate business, advantages and disadvantages of each businesss model.

Seven Point Travel Plan View
The seven critical issues to consider when preparing a business plan. The principles can be applied to many forms of plans.

Startup Marketing View
This lecture provides an introduction to marketing and practical techniques used by entrepreneurs in the Internet age to generate momentum on a startup budget.

Startup Sales View
An introduction to sales and sales management as applied to startup technology companies.

Finance View
Introduction to the basics of business finance. What is a balance sheet, income statement, cash flow statement? What is the role of accountants, banks, auditors? What is EBITDA, GAAP? How does a startup establish bookeeping, accounting and financial management systems?

Married Entrepreneurs in California View
This slideshow deals with community property laws and how they affect the ownership of startup company assets by married entrepreneurs in California and other community property states.

How Venture Capital Works View
The venture capital business model, the structure of VC funds, how investment decisions are made, modern portfolio theory, syndication among investors and other issues entrepreneurs should understand about venture investors.

Startup Bonds View
Startup Bonds can offer an alternative to preferred stock financial instruments for early-stage startup companies. Convertible notes have been used in seed stage startups for years, but they are usually used as a bridge to a preferred-stock round of funding. The concept behind the concept of the Startup Bond is that this form of financial instrument can be used in place of the preferred stock structure--and can be used to provide all the funding a startup needs.

Selling Your Patent View
How startups and other companies can generate revenue by selling their patents and portfolios.

Monetizing Your Patents View
Ten techniques for monetizing patents. This lecture covers topics such as monetizing through product sales, selling patents, licensing, IP backed loans and other emerging techniques.

Who's Buying Patents? View
Profiles of the types of organizations buying patents, their motives and what sellers need to consider when selling to each type of buyer.

Who's Selling Patents? View
Profiles of the types of organizations selling patents, their motives and characteristics.

Trading Patents in Stealth Mode View
Explanation of why organizations wish to remain anonymous when trading in patents. Topics include the fear of infringement litigation and fear of disclosing confidential strategies to competition.

The Patent Wars View
Patent enforcers are at war with infringers. Wars between patent holders and infringers are creating new monetization options for small corporations, startup companies and entrepreneurs.

Patent Strategies for Corporations View
Strategies for building and managing patent portfolios. Maximizing value and return from I.P. investments.

Remedies Available from U.S. Courts View
Damages, injunctions and other remedies used by courts in the U.S. right wrongs in civil lawsuits.

Constitutional Rights When Facing Criminal Charges View
When facing criminal charges in the U.S., individuals have rights provided by the constitution and other bodies of law.

Technology Transactions View
Various forms of technology transactions from patent sales, licenses, technology transfers, M&A transactions, financings, distribution arrangements, etc.

Intellectual Property Strategies for High-Tech Startups View
Patents, trademarks, copyright and strategies for high-technology startup companies.

Startups & Securities View
U.S. Federal securities regulation as they apply to startup ventures wishing to raise funding from U.S. investors.

Patent Valuation View
How patents are valued on the market today. Patent valuation: assessing the market value of a patent in various scenarios. His lecture describes how the value of a patent is determined in situations where the patent is already licensed, licensees have been identified but license agreements have not been contracted, and where licensing potential is unknown.

How to Form a Corporation View
Step-by-step guide to forming and organizing a corporation in Delaware and other U.S. states.

Business Organizations -- Sole Proprietor View
Doing business as an individual.

Business Organizations -- Agency View
Agents representing principals to third parties.

Business Organizations -- Partnerships View
General, limited and other forms of partnership.

Business Organizations -- LLC View
The U.S. limited liability company.

Business Organizations -- Corporations: Introduction View
Introduction to legal issues surrounding U.S. Corporations.

Business Organizations -- Corporations: Variations View
Close corporations, S-corps. and other varieties of U.S. corporations.

Business Organizations -- Corporations: Formation View
Incorporation & organizing a U.S. corporation.

Business Organizations -- Corporations: Shares View
Common stock, preference shares & capitalization.

Business Organizations -- Corporations: Officers View
Appointment, authority & responsibilities of management in a corporation.

Business Organizations -- Corporations: Directors View
The Board of Directors—Appointment, authority & responsibility.

Business Organizations -- Corporations: Shareholders View
Rights & authority of corporate shareholders.

Business Organizations -- Corporations: Duties & Conflicts View
Duties of stakeholders & common disputes.

Business Organizations -- Corporations: Piercing Corporate Veil View
Breaking through the corporate limited liability shield.

Business Organizations -- Corporations: Mergers & Acquisitions View
Management-approved and hostile takeovers.

Business Organizations -- Corporations: Derivative Suits View
Lawsuits brought by shareholders on behalf of corporation against a third party.

Business Organizations -- Insider Trading View
Non-Public Information & Trading of stock by corporate insiders.

Business Organizations -- Corporations: Short Swing Profits View
Restricting insiders making short swing profits at expense of the company.

Business Organizations -- Corporations: Fraud View
Misrepresentation & deception in the corporation.

Business Organizations -- Corporations: Insolvency View
Creditor rights, Chapter 7, Chapter 11 reorganizations.

Civil Procedure 1 -- Introduction View
Principles & U.S. Federal Rules.

Civil Procedure 2 -- Personal Jurisdiction View
Court’s Jurisdiction over Individuals, Corporations & Things.

Civil Procedure 3 -- Subject Matter Jurisdiction View
Getting into U.S. Federal Court.

Civil Procedure 4 -- Venue View
The Specific U.S. County or District to Hear the Case.

Civil Procedure 5 -- Pleadings View
Complaint, Answer, Motions & other Pleadings.

Civil Procedure 6 -- Joinder View
Joining & handling multiple parties & claims.

Civil Procedure 7 -- Service of Process View
Notification--delivery of the writ or summons.

Civil Procedure 8 -- Discovery View
Compelling the production of evidence.

Civil Procedure 9 -- Prior Judgments View
Effect & Treatment of Former Adjudication.

Civil Procedure 10 -- Trial Phase View
Juries, judgments, appeals and new trials.

Civil Procedure -- California Specific View
Contrasting California & U.S. Federal Rules.

U.S. Constitution -- History View
History & source of constitutional law.

U.S. Constitution -- Legislative Powers View
Powers of Congress under the U.S. Constitution.

U.S. Constitution -- Executive Powers View
Powers of the President and the Executive Branch under the U.S. Constitution

U.S. Constitution -- Federal v. State Powers View
State v. Federal powers under the U.S. Constitution.

U.S. Constitution -- Individual Rights View
Constitutional rights of citizans and other individuals.

U.S. Constitution -- Equal Protection View
Individuals rights to equal protection under the U.S. Constitution.

U.S. Constitution -- Free Speech View
Right to freedom of speech under the U.S. Constitution.

Contracts -- Introduction & History View
History and source of contract law in the U.S.

Contracts -- Formation View
Various ways in which contracts are formed.

Contracts -- Consideration & Substitutes View
Sources of contractual obligations.

Contracts -- Performance / Breach View
Grounds for contractual disputes.

Contracts -- Indentification & Interpretation View
Determining the terms of the contract.

Contracts -- Third Parties View
Agreements involving more than two parties.

Contracts -- Discharge View
Discharge of contractual duties.

Contracts -- Remedies for Breach View
How contractual breaches are remedied by the courts.

Contracts -- Defenses Against Enforcement View
Defenses to breach of contract claims.

Contracts -- Varieties View
Various types of contracts defined.

Evidence 1 -- Introduction View
Rules of evidence in U.S. Federal Courts.

Evidence 2 -- Relevancy View
Admission of relevant evidence.

Evidence 3 -- Character View
Restricting evidence to the facts of the case at hand.

Evidence 4 -- Hearsay View
Second-hand evidence. Reliability of testimony presented to the court.

Evidence 5 -- Witnesses & Impeachment View
Challenging the reliability of witness testimony.

Evidence 6 -- Experts View
Expert witnesses, facts, opinions & conclusions.

Evidence 7 -- Authentication View
Validating the authenticity of evidence.

Evidence 8 -- Privileges View
Evidence excluded regardless of relevancy or reliability.

Evidence -- California Rules View
Contrasting Californian & Federal Rules.

Real Property -- History View
History & source of U.S. real property law.

Real Property -- Acquisition View
Transfers of ownership. Powers of the State.

Real Property -- Co-Ownership View
Forms of multiple, simultaneous tenancy.

Real Property -- Limitations & Encumbrances View
Covenants, easements, profits, zoning.

Real Property -- Present & Future Interests View
Present estates & future interests.

Real Property -- Landlord-Tenant View
Rights & duties of landlords & tenants

Secured Transactions View
Acquiring a security interest in collateral owned by the borrower with right to foreclose.

Torts -- History View
History and source of U.S. torts law.

Torts -- Intentional View
Private lawsuits compensating intentional injury.

Torts -- Negligence View
Compensating unintentional injury.

Torts -- Strict Liability View
Liability without negligence or fault. Preventing dangerous activities.

Torts -- Remedies & Third Parties View
Scope of compensation available & allocation of liability.

Torts -- Various View
Variety of grounds for tort claims.

Wills & Succession View
Wills and inheritance under California law.

Trusts View
Property held by one party (the trustee) for the benefit of another (the beneficiary).

Professional Responsibility -- Of Lawyers View
Law of Lawyering

Community Property View
Civil law method of dividing marital property following divorce.

Trends in Patent Trading & Commercialization View
Review of current trends and market conditions effecting patent trading and technology commercialization.

Angel Financing--How Angel Investment Works View
Understanding angel investment and the angel business model. Raising finance from angel investors.

Criminal Law View
Principles of U.S. criminal law.

Challenges & Potential Rewards of Entrepreneurship View
This lecture identifies the real-world challenges and hardships endured by entrepreneurs as well as the potential rewards. Do technology entrepreneurs face different challenges from other entrepreneurs? This session provides an introduction to technology entrepreneurship as a career choice identifying the advantages and disadvantages of becoming a technology entrepreneur.

Seven Secrets of Silicon Valley View
Seven not-so-secret but unusual aspects of entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley. This lecture dispels some myths and highlights some areas where the business practices adoped by Silicon Valley startups differs from those adopted in more traditional industries.

Negotiating Patent Purchase (Asset Sale) Agreements View
The negotiation of patent purchase agreements. Outlines the major terms and provisions to consider.

Transformation of Technology to a Startup Company View
Transformation of patents and ideas into startup ventures. Commercialization via technology transfer involving forming a new corporation, preparing a business plan, raising finance, etc. Explores spin-outs of existing product lines well as the commercialization of new products and technology.

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