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Tips for Managing a Tech Startup Legal Budget

One of the challenges of launching and growing a tech startup is procuring the necessary legal advice and support with a very limited legal budget, especially in the early days …

When Does A Copyright Expire?

The scope of copyright law is vast – it protects traditional art forms such as books, music, photos and paintings, but also covers more exotic forms of expression, such as …

Client Success Stories – Anodyne Nanotech

Jake Lombardo is a co-founder of Anodyne Nanotech, Inc., a preclinical-stage biotech company developing differentiated, transdermal forms of high-value drugs. Anodyne Nanotech and its HeroPatch technology are going to become …

Common Versus Preferred Stock

What is it and how is it different from Common Stock? Introduction: Where’s the Beef? In representing early-stage companies, I am often asked what and why there are different types of stock …

War and the Power of Standards

The international outcry and unified response against Russia’s aggression towards Ukraine stem from several compelling reasons rooted in principles of sovereignty, human rights, and global stability. Firstly, the unprovoked invasion of …

When Should a Patent Application Be Filed?

            In 2013, the United States converted from a “first to invent” patent system to a “first to file” patent system.  Under the “first to file” system, if two inventors …

Client Success Stories – Attivio

Peter Lee, a Board Member at Attivio, explains how they have pioneered a way to bring contextual relevance to any kind of information search, which has allowed Attivio to be …

When Does ADR Make Sense?

Not infrequently, businesses find themselves enmeshed in disputes that cannot be resolved through informal negotiation. Those disputes can always be litigated in the courts, but the path to resolution is …

Client Success Stories – Castle Island Brewing Co.

Adam Romanow remembers conceptualizing Castle Island Brewing Co. on paper back in 2011and it wasn’t until 2013-2014 that things began coming together. When looking for space to open the brewery …

Foundational Financing Puzzle Pieces

I often have conversations about financing with passionate entrepreneurs.  The advice I give is that before approaching financing sources, it’s critically important to make sure that the company’s “foundational puzzle …

When Do I Need A Litigator?

as at a party a few years back and struck up a conversation with the general counsel of a medium-sized privately held company. The discussion eventually turned to my practice: …

NVCA FORMS: What Are They and Why Should You Care?

The Nation Venture Capital Association, an organization comprised of members representing both the interests of startups and venture capital firms (NVCA), first developed the suite of agreements commonly referred to …

Client Success Stories – Archer Roose

Tell Us About the Archer Roose Journey Marian Leitner has always loved stories and has always described herself, first and foremost, as a storyteller. Wine, to Marian, is just that – …