Venture Intellectual Property

Key advisor to VCs during all stages of investment. Critical understanding across industries. Dedicated to investor-side intellectual property due diligence.

Our goal is to help investors reduce or eliminate IP risk, including threats related to patent ownership, inventorship, patent coverage, freedom-to-operate, and potential litigation. Leveraging our extensive experience across industries, we deliver legal advice to investors on significant business considerations in:

  • VC investments
  • Corporate venture investments
  • Collaborations
  • Joint venture evaluations
  • Licensing evaluations

We also advise on valuation and how to position companies for optimal growth. Drawing on a deep bench of legal, scientific, and practical business experience, our team addresses complex issues and identifies potential valuation pitfalls. We apply our broad IP experience to evaluate both healthy and troubled portfolios for VCs before investment and to retool and manage portfolios after investment, which ultimately strengthens our clients’ positions.

Our attorneys and agents are the go-to resources in the areas of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, materials chemistry, medical devices, AgTech, electronics, software, telecommunications, and energy and Greentech.

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