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Cooley Protect

Cooley developed this resource to empower entrepreneurs and growth companies with information to help make informed decisions about patent protection and strategy. Below you will find tools, tip sheets and articles that are organized by life cycle stage, from seed to exit. 

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    About our lawyers

  • David Hopkins
  • Christopher Hutter
  • Carol Laherty
  • Mika Reiner Mayer
  • Frank Pietrantonio

What I do: I help companies maximize resources to develop and implement a patent strategy that works for them.

What my clients value: My strategic counsel regarding how best to position a company’s patent portfolio for various life cycle events based on my knowledge and experience in corporate transactions.

Why Cooley? The people. Every day I am fortunate to work with a team of extremely talented and practical attorneys across a wide range of technical and legal expertise.

If I weren’t a lawyer, I’d be: A professor. I love mentoring and teaching others (including clients).

Likes: Skiing, hiking, traveling, just being outdoors and spending time with family.

I root for: Go Utes and Go Nats!

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What I do: Leveraging my engineering background, I help technology companies across all stages of operation acquire patents and provide counsel on patent matters that are fundamental to their business.

What my clients value: I care deeply about each client’s technology and business, simplifying complex legal issues that technical experts can understand and complex technical issues that business experts can understand.

Why Cooley? It’s the coming together of legal expertise, technical capabilities and business sense. We know what’s worth fighting for and what you should let go. We really operate as a team, across practice areas and offices, so you’re always getting the right people at the right time.

If I weren’t a lawyer, I’d be: An electrical engineer.

Likes: Spending time with family.

I root for: All things Terps.

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What I do: I work with life sciences companies throughout their life cycle to secure patent protection for their core technologies and product candidates, ensure a clear path to financing, partnering and commercialization, and advise on the intersection of patent law and regulatory exclusivities.

What my clients value: I understand their science and their business goals and provide creative and practical guidance to help them achieve those goals, I am very responsive and I truly enjoy seeing them succeed.

Why Cooley: Cooley has extraordinary experience and expertise in starting and growing life science and technology companies, we are very collaborative and always happy to pitch in to help out any of our clients, and we love our jobs.

If I weren’t a lawyer, I’d be: A research scientist or venture capitalist.

Likes: Boating and fishing, Pilates and Peloton®, cooking and family time.

I root for: Seattle Sounders and University of Michigan.

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What I do: I help life sciences companies protect their most important assets: their intellectual property. Not all patents are created equal. Designing and developing a successful patent portfolio requires a deep understanding of a company’s business as well as the competitive landscape. I partner with my clients through all stages of their growth, from creating and developing strategic patent portfolios that maximize value, to preparing them for funding, partnerships, acquisitions, or even litigation.

What my clients value: I am part of the team. I want to understand the business so I can proactively consider opportunities to protect key assets with intellectual property, I translate complicated legal risks into business risks, and mitigate those risks creatively.

Why Cooley: You won’t find another law firm that knows more about the issues facing emerging companies than Cooley. It’s what we do. Our bench is deep, and we work collaboratively to provide the best resources for our clients. We identify and solve issues efficiently. Clients also benefit from our extensive network of global contacts, from venture capitalists to bankers to strategic partners.

If I weren’t a lawyer, I’d be: I’d be a construction worker. I find the intersection of physical labor and productivity, which results in a tangible work product, very satisfying.

Likes: Spending time with my wife and kids, running half-marathons, and hanging out with friends.

I root for: The Golden State Warriors. #dubnation

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What I do: I counsel clients on all things related to patents. Drawing on my experiences as an engineer, as a patent practitioner developing patent portfolios for clients, and as a litigator in patent disputes, I help companies at all stages of their life cycle navigate patent issues that can have an effect on their ability to maximize the benefit from the technology in which they have invested.

What my clients value: I operate as a business partner/legal counselor in conveying analysis and advice. Mindful that there may be multiple solutions to any given problem, I try to always work with the client to select the solution that works best to serve its business objectives.

Why Cooley? As a firm we provide a team minded approach that is business-objective focused. With a deep bench when it comes to technology expertise and litigation experience, we can always bring together the right people from our diverse team to assist a client in achieving its goals.

If I weren’t a lawyer, I’d be: A math or science teacher.

Likes: Spending time with family and friends and making music.

I root for: Swarthmore Lacrosse and the Jaspers of Manhattan College. 

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Our Clients
Adverum
Cyborg
DroneUp
Intuity Medical
Ping Identity
Powercast
Rampart Communications
SEngine Precision Medicine
Surrozen
Swirlds
Xanadu