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Todd helps technology companies and investors protect and commercialize their innovations across a wide range of industries including software, robotics, autonomous vehicles, medical devices, and aerospace.

His practice offers a full suite of IP-related legal services including:

  • Patents – Developing portfolios tailored to your company’s particular goals such as attracting investment, protecting market share, or having bargaining chips in disputes with competitors
  • M&A and Investment – Helping investors understand what they are buying and mitigating the associated risks; helping sellers position their technology assets to maximize company valuation and attract (and close) funding opportunities
  • Tech Transactions – Negotiating partnerships to grow the company, while protecting your IP and technology and minimizing business disruption should future problems arise
  • Freedom to Operate – Guiding product design to avoid infringing third-party patent rights
  • Software Development & Licensing – Navigating the numerous software-related legal issues such as ownership, subscription licensing (SaaS), control, data privacy and security, source code escrow, and open source software (OSS) risks

Prior to becoming an attorney, Todd was an engineer at Bell Helicopter where he designed cutting-edge aerospace technologies and software. Todd also helped develop electromechanical control systems for military drones at Smiths Aerospace during his undergraduate studies at Georgia Tech, and clerked at St. Jude Medical’s Neuromodulation Division during law school.

Navigating IP Ownership Issues that May Otherwise Delay, Devalue, or Derail Funding and Exits

Many emerging tech companies focus only on the defensive nature of intellectual property – namely, deterring competitors from stealing technological innovations or copying creative branding. While these protections are important, it can be understandably difficult to justify the associated costs when you are still in the process of commercializing a product or service. So why not worry about IP later? Because in doing so, you may miss out on the opportunity to leverage an asset known to increase company valuation, attract funding, and position your company for the next level or potential exit.Continue Reading Who Owns Your IP?