Venture Capital Backed Start-Up & IP Counseling
California has been the number-one state for venture funding for more than 30 years and is arguably the world’s leading innovation economy. KPPB’s extensive contacts within the Venture Capital community place it at the epicenter of this market, regularly working with emerging companies where intellectual property is their most valuable asset.
For an early-stage technology company intellectual property protection is vital. Patent filings alone, however, cannot make a technology company succeed. The venture capitalists with whom we work know that we can rapidly and efficiently identify an intellectual property strategy that parallels our client’s road map and accommodates change. That is why, when they invest, they call KPPB to protect their investment.
Among KPPB’s “portfolio” of clients are companies in the portfolios of Andreessen Horowitz, Battery Ventures, Benchmark Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners, the Facebook Fund, Globespan Capital Partners, Google Ventures, Granite Venture Partners, Greycroft Ventures, InnoCal Venture Capital, Intel Capital, InterWest Partners, IQT, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Oak Investment Partners, O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures, Red Rock Ventures, Rincon Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank.
Through KPPB’s involvement with venture backed startup companies, we have extensive experience in the intellectual property aspects of investment due diligences and M&A transactions. In addition, co-founding partner, David Bailey advised both DivX, Inc. and Volcom, Inc. during their successful IPOs.