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What Are Trade Secrets and How Do They Add Value to Your IP Portfolio?

When performing a technology assessment on a new technology, we take an in-depth look at the company’s intellectual property (IP) portfolio and consider how the IP relates to the company’s product offerings, business model, and the market and competitive landscape. The IP portfolio consists of patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets.  A trademark is an identifying design

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Semiconductor Industry Sees Domestic Growth with Investments to Follow

Many industry experts believe the semiconductor industry is entering a new golden age. By many factors, it is certainly entering a growth stage.  First and foremost, semiconductors are a critical component of nearly all major technology trends, a fact illustrated by the recent breakout of sophisticated conversational AI tools like ChatGPT, which is fueling a new AI

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Insured Technology Financing Can Fill the Hole Left by Now Diminished Banking Options

Growing technology companies have historically had limited options for debt financing, but following recent events, those options have not only further decreased, they’ve become significantly less favorable. The low-cost lender in the venture space, which had dominated a large portion of the market and maintained relationships with more than 50% of all venture-backed companies in the U.S.,

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PIUS acquired by Gallagher

A note from PIUS’ CEO Joe Agiato I am thrilled to share that PIUS, the innovator in intellectual property financing, has been acquired by Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., a leading global insurance brokerage, risk management and consulting services firm. As a Gallagher company, PIUS will have access to significant additional resources, allowing us to scale at a greater pace. 

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5 Things to Consider in a Technology Bubble

Many technologies undergoing rapid development can be considered “cutting-edge” technologies, meaning they are either the most advanced in a particular field, or they are pushing the boundaries of knowledge and information. Sometimes, the excitement and fervor over cutting-edge technologies can cause technology bubbles, which refers to the distinct and unsustainable market rise due to increased speculation in

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