Co-Founder Divorce: Why It’s a Good Idea to Create a Prenup for Your Young Company

Founder disputes are one of the most common risks to a young company, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Whether it is a disagreement over a core issue or the waning interest some experience along the startup road, most companies face turnover in their early days, with key players rotating in and out….

If I Withdrew My Patent Litigation Claim, Can I Re-File It Later on?

In general, there is no statute of limitations on a claim for patent infringement. However, the Patent Act specifies a time limit on monetary relief for patent infringement claims – damages are available only for infringement that occurs within the six years prior to the filing of the complaint. In general, a voluntary dismissal (unless…

Website Terms and Conditions, Why Do I Need Them?

Three Ways The Most Boring Page on Your Website Offers Critical Protection Although web professionals spend almost no time on it, website terms and conditions govern the relationship between your company (or the entity running the website) and visitors, users and customers. So, as a founder, this page shouldn’t be ignored. Depending on the type…

2 Tips on How to Market Your Equity Crowdfunding Campaign

A business thinking through the best way to sell a successful equity crowdfunding campaign should remember these two important points: If you are interested in more detail related to your specific situation it is best to speak with an attorney. Schedule a consultation with a Founders Legal Intellectual Property attorney

Georgia Intrastate Crowdfunding and How It Helps Pitching

Now, in Georgia and a growing number of states, so long as a company is planning to keep a securities offering local (with all investors –both accredited and non-accredited – coming from the same state in which the company is formed), a company can freely pitch an investment offering to anyone, as long as the…

Federal Changes That Make It Easier to Pitch Your Startup

In the last few years, two important shifts have happened in the local and national securities space that make it easier for companies to take part in pitch events without fear. The one that has garnered the most attention operates at the federal level. The JOBS Act, passed on April 5, 2012, has now made it…


Where Can You Pitch Your Idea and in Front of Whom?

For almost 100 years, companies seeking investors have had to be very careful not to “advertise” an offering – or else risk attracting the ire of federal regulators. To be specific, federal law requires all sales of securities to be either registered with the SEC (aka, “publicly traded” like Apple or Facebook) or else qualify…

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