Monthly Archives: March 2018


The ties that bind . . . and might never let go

  Many startups begin their life as an idea in the head of a graduate student, post-doc or professor (or some combination thereof).  These folks are typically carrying out their day jobs at a university and it is not surprising that many ideas are spawned from [...]

2021-04-15T14:25:07+00:00March 27th, 2018|Blog, Groundworks|

Matching Med Tech Startups with Funding and Partners

I spent my Thursday attending the Medtech Innovator pitch event in South San Francisco. An interesting organization. It provides mentorship for startups in the med tech space, encompassing more traditional devices as well as digital health companies. Pitch events held across the country provide a [...]

2021-04-15T14:27:54+00:00March 20th, 2018|Blog, Happenings|

Musings:  Will IP move into the world of chat bots and AI-related tools?

  While looking through some social media feeds last week, I came across Seedlegals.  Based in the UK, it uses chat bots and an app to interface with companies seeking corporate legal advice.  The system constructs terms sheets and deal documents, as well as provides [...]

2021-04-15T14:23:31+00:00March 12th, 2018|Blog, Musings|

In crafting your IP strategy, don’t be your own worst enemy

Filing a patent application is often an early goal for a start-up.  But when is the right time to file?  Adapted from the words of author Daniel Pink[1], timing is everything and everything is timing. Having a patent application on file can protect your inventions, [...]

2021-04-15T14:22:02+00:00March 5th, 2018|Blog, Groundworks|