At some point, all startups need legal help. You will need to form a company, protect your intellectual property, divide ownership, and more. For a first-time founder, it can become overwhelming to think of all these things when you’re still developing your product and pulling together your team. But don’t avoid it. You will want […]
J. Dustin Howell is our guest in this edition of the Live Create Launch Podcast. Our host Gavin Van Wagoner talks to Howell, an IP attorney at Workman Nydegger. Listen for insights into patents, trademarks and more about intellectual property. Howell’s experience runs deep in the subjects of physics, optics, mechanics and mechanical engineering, interests […]
So you have your idea, product or service ready to bring to market, but you don’t know how to navigate the legal world. Almost everyone has heard the words “trademark,” “patent” and “copyright,” but few know what they mean or how they will function within their startup. It will be necessary for you, the entrepreneur, […]
As a law school graduate (not a licensed attorney), I empathize with many of my dear friends on the state of the legal market. As an entrepreneur, I lick my chops at the cutthroat opportunities it affords early-stage companies. Bringing together these two perspectives, here four tips for protecting your intellectual property (IP) and hiring […]
Bootstrapping,” an idiom familiar among emerging businesses, is believed to have originated from the phrase “pulling oneself up by the bootstraps,” an impossible task. Now the term has become associated with growth notwithstanding limited resources. In this context, bootstrapping doesn’t mean blind attention to certain issues, to the exclusion of other (sometimes unknown) issues. Bootstrapping isn’t gambling. Instead, successful growth of bootstrapped businesses can be attributed to prioritization and efficiency.