Intellectual Property

Should you hire an independent contractor or an employee?

The short answer of course is – it depends. A founder must balance the following needs: Responsiveness Cash burn Ability to control and command Administrative burden Culture & commitment. This blog post isn't a technical one about the nuances about the law - we'll get into that in future posts [...]

Non-competes 101

As a startup founder you should be aware that executing a contract containing non-compete and non-solicit language with your team member is an excellent way to protect your company. This post focuses on non-compete provisions. What restrictions are created by non-compete/non-solicit provisions? At a high level the non-compete language restricts [...]

What is the forgotten founder problem? How to avoid or fix this issue.

tl:dr - A forgotten founder is someone who initially works on the product of a company, never assigns his IP to the company, and re-appears when the company is looking at exit event. The best way to handle this issue is by avoiding it by having them sign an IP [...]

Should you hire an independent contractor or an employee?

The short answer of course is – it depends. A founder must balance the following needs: Responsiveness Cash burn Ability to control and command Administrative burden Culture & commitment. This blog post isn't a technical one about the nuances about the law - we'll get into that in future posts [...]

Non-competes 101

As a startup founder you should be aware that executing a contract containing non-compete and non-solicit language with your team member is an excellent way to protect your company. This post focuses on non-compete provisions. What restrictions are created by non-compete/non-solicit provisions? At a high level the non-compete language restricts [...]

What is the forgotten founder problem? How to avoid or fix this issue.

tl:dr - A forgotten founder is someone who initially works on the product of a company, never assigns his IP to the company, and re-appears when the company is looking at exit event. The best way to handle this issue is by avoiding it by having them sign an IP [...]

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