I’m a startup lawyer and represent startup companies through all phases of their growth and development process.
During my many years of counseling start-up companies, I have often encountered the unfortunate situation common to many start-ups, in which a start-up company has irrevocably lost many of its Intellectual Property rights due to the fact that it did not (or could not afford to) hire or engage in-house counsel to oversee the development, procurement and management of the company’s intellectual property assets. Accordingly, in recognizing the limited needs and budgetary constraints often associated with emerging start-up companies, I offer my services at a very affordable compensation rate of $125/hour (cash) + equity. For example, in my working relationships with young start-up companies, I am typically engaged as the company’s In-House Director of IP or In-House Corporate Counsel (e.g., on a part-time basis), and typically commit work a minimum of 8 hours per month (as needed) in exchange for a minimum of $1000/ month (cash) + equity.
The counsel/services I provide as in-house counsel include: intellectual property asset development and management; technology licensing; investor funding; competitor analysis and strategic counseling; strategic partnering arrangements; compliance and regulatory issues; intellectual property audits and due diligence reviews; freedom to operate investigations; third party IP investigations and negotiations; pre-litigation patent disputes and inquiries; M&A activities; management of company IP portfolio (e.g., including management of patent and trademark prosecution and management of outside legal counsel); etc. I am a startup lawyer and I have drafted and successfully prosecuted well over 100 patent applications relating to computer-based networks, hardware, software, social networking, and web/computer-based business methods and can probvide start-up information pertinent to your case.
As your acting satrtup company lawyer (full-time or part-time), I make myself available for consultation at any time of day or night if you need help starting a business. As your startup lawyer, my responsibilities would typically include:
Please feel free to contact me directly if you have any interest or questions about my services, particularly if you are a start-up company that does currently does not have in-house counsel to develop, procure, and manage your company’s intellectual property.