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The Exit – Preparing for a Sale of the Company

In the salad days of the dot-com boom, exiting your internet startup through an IPO inside of three years almost became the expectation of any company with “.com” in the name. In these more sober web2.0 days, the path to exit has become significantly longer and more tumultuous.

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Key Considerations When Contemplating the Launch of Your Startup

When founders begin contemplating the launch of their technology startup, thought should be given to a variety of considerations, especially if one or more of the founders are currently employed at other technology companies.

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Picking your Startup Team (Founder Dynamics)

When launching your technology startup, the people you choose as your co-founders is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. There are many things to consider when picking the players for your team.

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Should I Raise My First Round of Funding Via Convertible Debt or Equity?

One of the first questions an entrepreneur must address when launching a technology startup is how the company will be funded during its early stages.

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The Role of the Board of Directors

If your startup is a corporation incorporated in Delaware or Washington, you must have a board of directors.

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The Good, the Bad, & the Regulatory: A Summary of a Recent FTC Report on the Internet of Things

Internet-enabled devices bring near total connectivity. While this world of connection benefits us, it inevitably poses certain security and privacy risks.

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U.S. Supreme Court Rules on Tacking Doctrine Applicable to Trademarks

A trademark serves to identify and distinguish one party’s goods or services from the goods and services of others. A trademark may be a word, phrase, symbol or design, or any combination of those.

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Good News for 2015: Lower Government Fees for US Trademark Applications and Renewals

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has reduced the governmental filing fees for trademark applications and renewals, effective January 17, 2015. For applicants that agree to utilize electronic correspondence, the new per-classification fee for a standard trademark application has been reduced from $325 to $275 per class.

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