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  • What happens to my IP rights when a startup is founded to commercialize it?
    Patents If you are given, say, 10% equity in the IP of an invention, and suppose it gets patented and is the basis for a new company, do you own 10% of tha...
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  • Should we think about exit clauses in our founders agreement?
    Contracts Should we include exit provisions into our founders agreement? Or does it matter at all because agreements we sign with investors during financing ...
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  • What kind of deal do law firms offer to startup founders?
    Business strategy What kind of deal do startup lawyers usually offer to founders for legal advice? I know a couple of entrepreneurs who got quoted high fees for lega...
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  • Implementing published algorithms in a payed app
    Infringement If I find an interesting algorithm in a machine learning journal, can I go ahead and apply it to a particular domain and sell the resulting app? ...
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  • How can we protect our information contacting an investor?
    Infringement Hello, we want to send pitch documents including a business plan, some financial information and some technological clarifications regarding our pr...
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  • How should we design the pricing model for our SDK product?
    Business strategy We have an SDK product that will soon be ready to go to market. It is a relativly niche product that allows developers to add a geospatial or mappi...
    Answers: 0 Views: 1392 Likes: 0 Canada
  • Legal steps necessary before financing round?
    Fundraising I am one of three co-founders in a software startup. We are developing smart CAD applications for large-scale engineering. We have been working on ...
    Answers: 1 Views: 1224 Likes: 3 United Kingdom
  • How exactly do we register a trademark?
    Trademark We are a small software startup based in Portland. Before we launch our product, we want to register the product name as a trademark. Is there an e...
    Answers: 4 Views: 1251 Likes: 10 United States
  • Who is authorized to sign an NDA?
    Contracts We sent an NDA to a party and it was returned signed by their sales agent who we had been talking to. Should we insist on it being signed by a some...
    Answers: 1 Views: 1326 Likes: 1 United States
  • NDA for hiring contractors
    Contracts We want to expand our team and hire a team of developers as contractors. We would like to protect our IP and other company information. For an NDA,...
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