By: Jeff Rothenberg

Our firm recognizes that there are unique intellectual property issues associated with successfully transitioning a good idea into a profitable business. Establishing solid intellectual property protection at an early stage is important for ensuring a company’s long-term value. To specifically address these issues, we have established a new practice group committed to assisting startups with their intellectual property needs.

Our Startup Group offers cost-efficient services to startup companies at all stages of development, from idea, through startup, and beyond. We provide the advice and services necessary to protect your intellectual property in a manner that is most conducive to attracting desired capital investments and optimizing your intellectual property portfolio. We understand the budgetary challenges facing many startups, and can provide low cost alternatives and/or flexible fee arrangements, when necessary. We offer on-site educational programs specifically tailored to the needs of startup and incubator clients to assist in developing, implementing, and maintaining an appropriate early stage intellectual property strategy.

The new Startup Group includes IP professionals with substantial experience working with emerging companies, including cross-disciplinary collaboration, developing business plans, protecting startup companies’ intellectual property portfolios through the procurement, licensing, and enforcement of intellectual property rights, and preparation for investor IP due diligence.

For more information, please contact Erica M. Hines or Matthew Hulihan, co-chairs of our Startup Group.