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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.

Tip Sheets

Preparing for IP Diligence

Guidance to prepare for a third-party IP diligence

Issues That Will Likely Be Examined by Investors or Acquirers

Guidance to get your patent portfolio in order


Four Steps to Minimize the Impact of Your Competitors' Patents 

Tips to manage the potential risk of patent claims

Using Continuation Applications Strategically 

Tips to pursue additional patent claims to help advance business goals

Using the US Patent and Trademark Office to Neutralize Invalid Patents 

Tips to challenge the validity of existing patents

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