C. Craig Carlson and Jan P. Weir on Entrepreneurship

Winter Quarter 2009 Entrepreneurship Seminar Series

Featuring C. Craig Carlson
Attorney at Law
Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth

Jan P. Weir
Attorney at Law
Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth

Location: McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium
Free and open to the public

The Entrepreneurship Seminar Series provides a real-world introduction to the theory and practice of entrepreneurship.  Through a series of presentations by prestigious entrepreneurs and industry leaders, participants will explore the various organizational, strategic and financial challenges facing successful and unsuccessful entrepreneurs.  Topics include start-up strategies, business idea evaluation, business plan writing, and introduction to venture capital.

About the Speaker:
Craig Carlson, co-founder of Stradling, Yocca, Carlson and Rauth, specializes in emerging and growth companies.  His primary area of practice is corporate and securities, and he has extensive experience with respect to private and public financings (both debt and equity), strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions, corporate securities matters and general corporate and business representation.  Since 1975, he has represented numerous private and public companies in a diverse array of industries, including computer, software, telecommunications, electronics, biomedical and biopharmaceutical, health care services, financial and title services, food and various consumer products and services.  Carlson has lectured at and participated in numerous seminars and speaking engagements on topics related to legal issues facing emerging and growth companies including primarily private and public financing.  A licensed C.P.A., Carlson received a bachelor’s degree and a J.D. from the University of Southern California.  He is also a member of numerous legal and accounting professional associations and various trade associations.


About the Speaker:

Jan Weir is a shareholder in the OrangeCounty office of Stradling, Yocca, Carlson and Rauth.  His practice emphasizes protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights, as well as business litigation in Federal and State courts.  Weir’s primary emphasis is on patent, trademark, copyright, unfair competition, antitrust, and other business tort litigation.  He has lectured and authored articles on topics such as the protection and constitutionality of product shapes and trademarks, the litigation of tortious interference, and unfair competition and antitrust cases.  He also provides counseling to companies and individuals regarding liability and enforcement risks associated with business transactions.  He received his B.S. from the University of California, Irvine and his J.D. from Hastings Law School in San Francisco, CA.

For a complete listing of Entrepreneurship Seminar Series guest speakers, please visit http://www.eng.uci.edu/events/entseminars.

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