Selling Your Company? The Exit Strategy That Doesn’t Involve Giving Up Your IP Rights

Determining how best to monetize your intellectual property should take into account the IP owner’s desired goals and future plans. Before deciding on an exit strategy, understand the nature of the technology, the patent landscape, and the path towards continued success.

My Brush With Big-Law Burnout

My path to founding Neugeboren O’Dowd required some personal trauma. And while my story in “Big Law” is my own, and might have some unique situational idiosyncrasies, the underlying plot is not out of the ordinary.

3 Ways Blockchain Will Change Intellectual Property Law

Blockchain technology is no longer limited to Bitcoin and similar cryptocurrency. Now, it also provides a way for you to protect your intellectual property. Here are three ways we expect blockchain to change IP law in the future.

Update on China’s Amended Trademark Laws

Traditionally, China has been a more or less outlier in terms of intellectual property protections, at least in terms in how they approach the enforcement of intellectual property. Now, though, the country is starting to move toward alignment with the rest of the world.

Read This Before You Become an Amazon Reseller

Amazon sounds like a great way to get your product out there — billions of shoppers, cross-promotions, and paid spots on the biggest online retailer in the world. But beware of the terms you are signing when you establish that reseller account. There’s a lot in the fine print that can easily undermine your e-commerce efforts!

Protecting Your Intellectual Property: Operating, Employment, and Founders’ Agreements

As soon as you bring other people into your business, you’re putting your intellectual property (IP) at risk. Whether that person is a co-founder or employee, no matter how good your relationship is with them, they pose a threat to your company’s IP. The best way to ensure protection on all sides? Draw up an operating, employment, and/or founders’ agreement as soon as you bring another person into the mix.

5 Common Issues With DIY Trademarking

On its surface, the trademark application filing process is relatively uncomplicated. The trademark office offers an online form for preparing and filing your trademark application and it’s simple and easy to use. All you need are basic computer skills and — voila! — you have a trademark application on file. If it’s all so simple, why does our firm see so many issues?

The Politics of Intellectual Property

No matter your political party, just about everyone can agree that international IP protection is a problem that needs solving. The current administration is putting pressure on China that the country has never faced before.