Protecting IP in Technology Startups

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Protecting IP in Tech Startups

Hello.

Why Care About IP?

1Money

2Most Industries Demand It

Evolving

High Stakes

What is IP?

1Patents

Key Features

Types of Patents

Components of Patents

How Obtained?

Whats Required

What You Get

2Trade Secrets

How Obtained?

Whats Required

What You Get

Whats Best?

3Trademarks

How Obtained?

Whats Required

Why Register?

Proving Infringement

What You Get

4Copyright

Whats Required

Why Register?

Proving Infringement

Fair Use?

What You Get

Growing Your IP

If you are not growing, you are dying.

1Employment Agreements

Present Assignment

Previous Inventions

Non-Disclosure

2Invention Disclosure Policy

3Effective Patent Counsel

4Diverse and Broad Coverage

5Patentable Subject Matter

Law of Nature?

Natural Phenomenon?

Abstract Idea?

Claims >> Abstract Idea?

6Foreign Counterparts

Protecting Your IP Assets

Dont cut IP growth off at the knees.

1Tech Transfer Agreements

2Joint Development

3Premature Disclosures

4Confidentiality Agreements

5Data Security Practices

6Freedom to Operate

7Responsible Outsourcing

Using IP To Attract Investment

Growth requires money. How does IP help you get it?

1Inventory Your IP Assets

2Get Ready For Due Diligence

Collect Documents

Vet Ownership

Assess Claim Coverage

Know the Financials

Investigate Competitors

Simplify the Tech

3Technical Market Analysis

4Leverage Experts

Seth A. Northrop

Silicon ValleySNorthrop@robinskaplan.com650.784.4012

David Martinez

Los Angeles DMartinez@RobinsKaplan.com310.552.0130