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Patent Ownership Pitfalls and Due Diligence: Who Owns Your IP?

Companies often don't realize the negative impact of IP ownership problems until they are in the middle of due diligence for a fundraising round, an acquisition, or a strategic partnership. We'll review best practices for ensuring your ownership is correct before it can have a negative impact on your valuation or transaction. Join us to discuss:

- New employee documentation
- Employee handbooks, forms, and processes

- Checklist and procedures for departing employees
- Implementing innovation incentive programs

- Ownership of provisional patent applications

- Assignments of utility and design patent applications

- Assignment requirements for foreign patent applications
- Ownership of trade secrets, trademarks, and copyrights
- and more

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July 29, 2020
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Our team of expert attorneys and staff have helped thousands of innovators navigate the complex worlds of startups, corporations, investors, and intellectual property. Our experience working in private practice and as in-house counsel for privately funded technology ventures gives us broad perspective to understand and serve your legal and business needs.

INTELLECTUAL STRATEGIES® and GLOBAL INTELLECTUAL STRATEGIES® are premier brands for strategic consulting and intellectual property management services.

With our guidance, you can make wise business decisions, guide investors and board members through complex transactions, establish and deploy IP policies and procedures, define and implement innovation strategies, and quantitatively align your portfolios with your business objectives.
Jeff Holman
Innovation Strategy
Technology Ventures
Intellectual Property
General Counsel
Jeff Holman draws from a broad background that spans law, engineering, and business.

Mr. Holman earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering on scholarship with a focus on radio frequency (RF) and wireless design. He also took extensive coursework in computer programming and computer engineering, as well as circuit design, digital signal processing (DSP), and ultrasound. While completing his engineering degree in only 3 years, he also worked as an intern and later associate a a design engineering firm.

After two years at the design engineering firm, Mr. Holman returned to the University of Utah on scholarship to earn his Juris Doctor (JD) from the SJ Quinney College of Law. He achieved multiple awards, focused his studies on intellectual property and business law, served as a student body officer, founded the Student Intellectual Property Law Association (SIPLA), and completed an internship with the Utah State Legislature.

He has practiced patent and intellectual property law in Silicon Valley, built and managed a law firm focused on IP transactions, helped "Shark Tank" inventors with legal and business strategy, and served as general counsel and corporate secretary for the leading innovator for consumer electronics waterproofing technology--where he managed engagements with top-brand customers, provided key legal oversight for equity and debt funding, and oversaw global IP strategy.

Mr. Holman also earned his Master in Business Administration (MBA) from Brigham Young University, with a focus on entrepreneurship, innovation, funding, and finance.

Ross Crandall
Technology Ventures
Intellectual Property

Ross Crandall graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and subsequently worked with a leading industrial engineering company designing sealing systems for oil and gas downhole tools. With a love for innovation, Ross returned to law school at the University of Utah School of Law intent to become a patent attorney and work on exciting technologies. During law school, he gained broad experience working with the Attorney General’s office and the United States District Court for the District of Utah.

Ross is a licensed patent attorney who has practiced with large and small IP law firms for 9 years. He has a successful track record in procuring patents, trademarks, and all forms of intellectual property. Ross helps clients navigate the world of IP, setting up and implementing IP policies and procedures, training and advising inventors, and negotiating and advocating for clients before the Patent and Trademark Office.  Ross also has worked extensively in procuring foreign patents in foreign jurisdictions all over the world.

Ross is currently partnered with Intellectual Strategies, a law firm and patent strategy specialist catering to the needs of startup companies.

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