Startups: Investing In An IP Portfolio That Will Stand Up to Due Diligence
Startup companies need to think strategically when it comes to investing in a patent portfolio. This is particularly important for companies planning to raise investment capital as the due diligence investigations that come with fundraising can take a deep dive into the portfolio. The failure to establish a defensive patent position around core technologies can be a red flag to investors. Having focused protection in place can provide comfort, while having pending patent applications available to pursue broader protection down the road can provide opportunities for more aggressive patent coverage. How do you build a smart patent portfolio on a limited budget? And what might future investors be most focused on?
Join Gordon Moriarty, Intellectual Property Attorney at Lathrop Gage, and Travis Wilson, Partner at Gurnet Point Capital, for a free lunch discussion from 12:30 – 1:30pm at the Cambridge Innovation Center (Havana Conference Room) on November 28th covering substantive legal issues and common pitfalls facing companies just like yours.
Register here (free to attend)!