The 5 Intellectual Property Mistakes Startups Must Avoid to Protect ROI

Advice to early and growth-stage companies for avoiding intellectual property, licensing, trademark, crowdfunding and ownership mistakes.

December 29, 2014

Early and growth-stage companies are justifiably focused on developing the next big idea, getting that idea to market and ensuring the company has enough financial runway to make it all happen. Missteps in protecting the startup’s intellectual property, however, can be devastating when it comes time to translate the company’s growth efforts into future investment. Fortunately, companies can avoid many of these mistakes without spending substantial time or money (each a premium within most startups).

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