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YOUR TEXT MESSAGES CAN CREATE A BINDING AGREEMENT

YOUR TEXT MESSAGES CAN CREATE A BINDING AGREEMENT

Years ago, in probably my first or second year of practice, a client, let's call him Hank, once admonished me: "Handshake deals are the best deals in life, Ku." I had asked him to produce a written contract for a manufacturing/sales deal he had with one of his...

Four Common Options in Startup Financing

A foreign client out of Korea recently asked me if I thought a convertible bond was an appropriate instrument by which to invest in a US startup company. During our discussion, I learned that convertible bond was a very popular instrument of Korean venture...

Foreign Businesses Doing Business in the United States

There are many factors you, as a foreign business (e.g. businesses from Korea, Germany, China, India, etc.), must consider to make smart decisions to start your U.S. presence. Ultimately, you will want to decide on two things: what your U.S.-based business will be and...

How to Start a Business

Starting a business, whether it is to purchase and acquire an ongoing business or to start building a business from ground up, is a critical step. After all, this is when everything starts for your business entity. Generally, every business has to consider the...

Hedging Investment Through Patents and Trademarks

Hedging Investment Through Patents and Trademarks

Innovation is the basis for success in business today. Consumers and investors are attracted to companies that innovate. Therefore, it follows that protecting innovation is the cornerstone for preventing competitors from freely copying a company’s advancements....

Four Steps to Protecting your Invention via Patents

Four Steps to Protecting your Invention via Patents

So you have a great idea, and believe it may be patentable. What next? 1. Keep your invention confidential  First do no harm — keep your idea or concept confidential. Discussing your invention with anyone, other than your patent attorney, before filing for patent...

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