New Considerations For Patent Counsel In The Startup World

By Justin Nifong (August 28, 2017, 11:34 AM EDT) -- It is no secret that more and more innovation is being handled by small businesses and startups, with larger companies sometimes preferring to wait for the smaller players to bring forth new products and then acquire these players and their technology at a commercially viable time. I have personally seen this shift the dynamic of intellectual property protection relative to growth of a business, with the goal of many small companies now being to grow to the point of acquisition instead of or in addition to working to become long-term sustaining businesses.

With this change in business growth and exit strategies...

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