UP TO THREE-FOURTHS OF THE VALUE OF A TECH COMPANY COMES FROM IP
Most entrepreneursunderstand that properly protecting their IP is critical to attracting investment and growing the company. What they may not know is that the very steps needed to develop their business can destroy its value and prospects if undertaken without informed, prior planning. The most famous modern example may be the Winklevoss brothers' claim that Mark Zuckerberg stole the idea for Facebook from them after they told him about it--without first having taken the steps needed to guard their ideas.
Ensuringa start-up or an innovative companyhas the right IP strategy to protect its assets, demonstrate its value to investors, and raise investment capital requires specialized knowledge, training, and experience. It requires deep familiarity with the technological, legal, and business aspects of IP.
Soft-IP's principals are themselves IP specialists, technology entrepreneurs, and inventors with small businesses of their own including a mobile app development company. We are familiar with every aspect of leveraging IP and its importance in raising capital, differentiate products and services, and provide long term sustainability. Our patented ideas are the core of our technology companies.
Beforestarting our own companies, we gained more than 25 years' combined experience managing large portfolios at corporations with thousands of patents, and law firms handling bet-the-company IP cases. We love ideas, and we understand technology start-ups, where they are going, and what it takes them to get there.
We want to help you identify, protect, and manage your IP assets and creativity.
"[U]p to 75% of the value of US public companies is now based on their intellectual property. Often, 100% of a small startup company's value is based on its Intellectual Property. As such, it is important for technology oriented start up companies to develop a sound strategy for protecting their intellectual capital as early as possible."