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Get IP Checkup Before Crowdfunding

Some unappreciated crowdfunding risks to issuers come in the form of intellectual property protection. This article notes that there are: patent risks of pre-mature disclosure of technical information and of infringement if the patent research is not conducted prior to … Continue reading

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Avoid Embarrassing Lawsuits When Crowdfunding

Andy Holtman and his co-authors at the IP law Finnegan Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP advises that before you crowdfund you should do a “freedom to operate” (“FTO”) analysis on your technology in order to avoid potential embarsassing and … Continue reading

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Will The Walking Dead Crowd Fund?

Will “zombie startups” try to access capital through crowdfunding? The Wall Street Journal defines these companies as consumer and e-commerce businesses that have just enough capital to keep the doors open for awhile, but they aren’t growing fast enough to … Continue reading

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Cover Your Apps

The American Bar Association warns that crowdfunding investors, issuers, and the funding portals may be subject to intellectual property dangers. These dangers include patent infringement, trademark dilution, theft of trade secrets, and copyright DMCA violations. Startups are often undercapitalized and/or … Continue reading

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