First at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City and later at the University of Miami School of Law, Professor Daniel B. Ravicher taught Startup Law and Patent Law for over fifteen years. He also directed Miami Law's Startup Practicum that connected law students with new ventures in need of legal assistance. Students in the Startup Practicum helped clients with organizing, financing, talent, intellectual property, risk, regulation, and other legal issues that arise for entrepreneurs as they launch their new businesses and organizations.
Professor Ravicher began his legal career advising entrepreneurs during the late '90s dotcom boom. He practiced in the New York office of a preeminent Silicon Valley firm specializing in startup representation where he assisted with financing, exit, and technology transactions. Professor Ravicher has represented entrepreneurs in a variety of technology related legal matters and also advised investors in equity and debt transactions with startups. He is also an angel investor.
Professor Ravicher has been an entrepreneur himself. He founded the Public Patent Foundation (www.pubpat.org), a not-for-profit patent reform organization that won the landmark 2013 Supreme Court case ruling human genes may not be patented. His organization also successfully challenged patents on critical medicines for AIDS and other diseases, human stem cells, Internet standards, and many other technologies. Named one of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs by the Echoing Green Foundation, Professor Ravicher received support for his organization from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Nathan Cummings Foundation, and the Open Society Foundation, among others.
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