What VCs and PEs Need to Know About Patents


A strong patent portfolio can greatly enhance a company's value by keeping competitors at bay, facilitating licensing deals, and providing leverage in partnerships, among many other benefits. But venture capital (VC) and private equity (PE) firms often have only a hazy understanding of what patents are and how they work. In today's competitive market, a solid grasp of patents and other intellectual property (IP) assets can make the difference between a good investment and a great one.

On July 24, please join Principals Matthew Colvin and John Goetz for an informative session tailored to VC and PE professionals who seek to enhance their understanding of patents. Our hosts will cover the following topics:

  • The basics of patents and the legal framework surrounding them
  • International patents
  • Pitfalls to avoid when dealing with patents
  • Assessing trade secrets and other IP assets

We hope you will join us!

Fish & Richardson will apply for 1.0 hour of CLE credit.

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

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