Intellectual property issues can be critical at the time a startup is considering a sale. In this video, partner Tim Harris explains several reasons why an acquirer will scrutinize a startup’s intellectual property before moving forward with a purchase.
In this video, MoFo partner Tim Harris lists the typical rights, preferences, and privileges given to preferred stockholders in a venture investment.
Careful IP planning is especially important in the life sciences, in which companies often rely on only a handful of patents to protect a high-market value product such as an FDA-approved drug. In this article, MoFo counsel Lisa Silverman details the importance of patent protection for life sciences companies, highlighting the long-term benefits of patent term extension and how to identify which assets to prioritize.
Originally appearing in the Daily Journal, read the article here.
Investor due diligence into a startup’s foundational intellectual property and make or break a potential investment. In this video, partner Tim Harris describes IP-related pitfalls that discourage investors from backing a startup.