Signing a contract

How to avoid legal pitfalls when setting up a company

It’s critical that founders determine key relationships before they get started — both with each other and with other consultants and advisors that may assist them — so it’s clear what everyone expects from each other and who gets what rights.

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Is a patent troll watching your business now?

You just invested in a promising startup, e-Widgets. The future looks bright. Suddenly, out of nowhere, e-Widgets gets a certified letter in the mail. The letter claims that the company’s flagship software is infringing on an existing patent. What do you do?