Patents: Beyond the Basics – Current Risks and Opportunities (Part 2)

Patents: Beyond the Basics – Current Risks and Opportunities (Part 2) The world of patents is constantly changing. Recent developments could have a major effect on your business. It’s important to stay one step ahead to avoid surprises. That’s why we enlisted the help of attorneys at McCormick, Paulding & Huber. They’ve prepared a four-part Q&A series that will answer …

Patents: Beyond the Basics (Part 4)

Patents: Beyond the Basics (Part 4) Answering Your Top 12 Questions on Strategy Part 4 In this four-part Q&A series, six patent attorneys from Dilworth IP answer 12 patent strategy questions posed by Connecticut Innovations portfolio companies. [Please note that this patent Q&A series is for general informational purposes only and does not represent legal advice by the authors or …

Patents: Beyond the Basics (Part 3)

Patents: Beyond the Basics (Part 3) In this four-part Q&A series, six patent attorneys from Dilworth IP answer 12 patent strategy questions posed by Connecticut Innovations portfolio companies. [Please note that this patent Q&A series is for general informational purposes only and does not represent legal advice by the authors or Dilworth IP, LLC.] Q: How can I create a …

Patents: Beyond the Basics (Part 2)

Part 2  In this four-part Q&A series, six patent attorneys from Dilworth IP answer 12 patent strategy questions posed by Connecticut Innovations portfolio companies. [Please note that this patent Q&A series is for general informational purposes only and does not represent legal advice by the authors or Dilworth IP, LLC.]  Q: How can/should patents fit into my overall business strategy?   …

Patents: Beyond the Basics (Part 1)

Patents: Beyond the Basics (Part 1) In this four-part Q&A series, six patent attorneys from Dilworth IP answer 12 patent strategy questions posed by Connecticut Innovations portfolio companies. [Please note that this patent Q&A series is for general informational purposes only and does not represent legal advice by the authors or Dilworth IP, LLC.]  Q: To patent or not to …

Employment Agreements: Who Needs Them? When Should a Startup Company Have Them?

Employment Agreements: Who Needs Them? When Should a Startup Company Have Them? Companies whether long established or just starting up—are not required to offer a written employment agreement to any employee they hire or currently employ. In some cases, however, it may make sense to have a written employment agreement signed by an employee. Below are some general considerations, good …

The Ins and Outs of In-Licensing

The Ins and Outs of In-Licensing In the research, development and design of new products, an increasing number of startups are turning to “in-licensing” technology from universities and other institutions as a means of getting products to market quicker while reducing both risk and cost in the early stages of development. Rapid progress in product development also allows for financing …

Understanding the Differences: B Corps and Benefit Corporations

Understanding the Differences: B Corps and Benefit Corporation For more about the differences between B Corps and Benefit Corporations, check out “B Corps vs. Benefit Corps – What’s the Big Difference?” About the Author Ojala Naeem is incubator and IT manager at reSET, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote, preserve and protect social enterprise as a viable concept …

When Should a Startup Company Engage a Law Firm?

When Should a Company Engage with a Law Firm I asked a friend, the CEO of an emerging, venture-backed company, the question posed in the title: “When should a startup company engage a law firm?” His immediate and emphatic response: “Never. Ever.” Not very helpful… The reason for my friend’s tongue-in-cheek (I think) response is the time and money many …

IP Basics for Entrepreneurs and Tech Startups, Part 2 of 2: Trademarks and Copyrights

IP Basics for Entrepreneurs and Tech Startups, Part 2 of 2: Trademarks and Copyrights Understanding intellectual property (IP) is important to the success of any tech startup. While patents get a lot of attention, trademarks and copyrights sometimes fall by the wayside. In this webinar, Bryan Zerhusen, Ph.D., and Gabriel J. McCool, Ph.D., both of the law firm Edwards Wildman Palmer, …