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.
Month: January 2018
What are the benefits held by preferred stockholders in a venture investment?
In this video, MoFo partner Tim Harris lists the typical rights, preferences, and privileges given to preferred stockholders in a venture investment.
Patent and FDA Considerations for Life Sciences Startups
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.
What are the key IP issues at the time of financing a startup?
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.