This course focuses on key concepts of intellectual property law as they pertain to the start-up business environment. We initially cover the basics of patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret law. We discuss stages of a start-up business cycle and evaluate intellectual property goals relevant to each stage. We review best practices and common mistakes of start-ups in intellectual property. The course also focuses on client communication skills, including the clear articulation of complex intellectual property problems to a start-up client.