ACCESS TO CAPITAL
Start-up companies can utilize substantial intellectual property portfolios to capitalize their businesses and the commercialization process. Often, a start-ups intellectual property is the company’s only valuable asset. Pre-revenue companies should understand that healthy and valuable intellectual property portfolios are what attract angel investors and venture capital investment dollars. Smart investors will not invest in start-ups that lack intellectual property protection because it makes no sense to invest in something that can be legally copied, used, or sold by someone else.
HOW WE HELP
We add value to start-ups companies by both creating and leveraging intellectual property resources, including the development of trade secrets, patent portfolios, trademark portfolios, and copyright registrations. We have worked closely with business and regulatory attorneys that serve clients ranging in size from small start-up entities to very large public companies in many capacities, including due diligence as part of mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financing, securities, corporate governance, executive employment agreements, regulatory matters, partnerships and joint ventures, and taxation. Our experience also includes conducting intellectual property due diligence as a part of initial public offerings (IPOs), private placements, mergers, and acquisitions.