Preserving The Chain Of Title

Law360, New York (October 26, 2009, 1:46 PM EDT) -- Since the beginning of the tech boom of the mid 1990s and the ensuing ramp-up of patent application filings, companies have increasingly used their patent portfolios as the primary collateral to secure desired financing.

Indeed, for many of these companies, the patents may have been their only assets of potential value, especially in those cases where the company’s future was riding on a small team of employees, rented office space, a foosball table, a speculative business plan and the secured financing.

It has long been established...
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