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27 Feb’19

Do The Right Thing: Burning Cash Without Burning Out

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If you follow the headlines from Silicon Valley you might have encountered the stories reciting the chronic shortage in CFOs, particularly for late-stage VC backed startups who are looking to get ready for exit (IPO or acquisition).  I find these stories particularly troublesome, as one of the key assignments of a CFO in a startup […]

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The Annual Intellectual Property Report to Congress: Risking 40% of GDP to Recoup 3%

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The Office of the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC) issued its Annual Intellectual Property Report to Congress this month (“Annual IP Report”). The Annual IP Report details the coordinated efforts of the White House, the Departments of Commerce, Justice, Homeland Security, State, Treasury, Health and Human Services, and Agriculture, the Office of the U.S. […]

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21 Feb’19

The “Secret Formula” for Choosing a Brand Name

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Unarguably, one of the most important branding decisions to be made by an entrepreneur is the name of the venture. Some of the world’s most iconic brands not only have catchy names, but also names with a great story behind them. These stories often offer a glimpse at the company’s history, whether or not the […]

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30 Jan’19

Carrots and Coins: The 2018 IP Valuation Year in Review:

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A lot has been written on the impact of the new leadership at the USPTO on the value of patents.  Since his appointment in early 2018, Director Andrei Iancu has managed to introduce new initiatives that increase transparency and uniformity in how the USPTO and the courts interpret patent claims and validity challenges, reforms that […]

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