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Startup equity – slicing the pie

Startup equity – slicing the pie

Startup founders must make many decisions during the formative stages of their company. They decide how to structure their venture and divide the ownership. How they value the equity stakes that they claim in the new venture is somewhat arbitrary in the pre-revenue...

2017 Q4 Newsletter

Insights for Inventors and Entrepreneurs   A Good Trademark What makes for a great trademark? Taking a hint from the title of this article, one answer suggests itself – a completely made-up one! Explore how to make a great trademark   Clients in the News...
Joint ownership of patents

Joint ownership of patents

Joint ownership of patents is a bad idea. The other owners have free discretion to do what they want with the patent. The best way to own a patent is to assign it to a single entity, a business or a trust, and let the single entity control the patent. Here is an...