The Pacific Northwest is an active and exciting entrepreneurial and venture community. Foster Pepper’s deep community involvement with local and regional entrepreneur and angel investor organizations, commerce and business groups, government entities, and other organizations allow our attorneys to provide richly-integrated legal solutions for the full range of participants in this sector.
Attorneys serve our emerging clients in all aspects of entity formation. These include financing, technology licensing, mergers and acquisitions, as well as tax, employment, option and benefit plans, and other areas important to private and newly-formed, high-growth companies. We serve clients of all sizes and stages of development, and represent angel and institutional investors in financing, fund formation and fund investment transactions.
Foster Pepper’s Intellectual Property group provides the guidance and knowledge required to assist our clients in determining the intellectual property our clients have created, what they actually own, for what they have become liable, and how they can profit from it. We represent the full spectrum of types and sizes of businesses in intellectual property matters, from small regional companies to Fortune 100® corporations, with a practice that embraces all aspects of U.S. and international patent, trademark and copyright preparation, prosecution, litigation, licensing and counseling in diverse fields of technology. Our experience covers a wide range of industry sectors, including biotechnology, medical devices, life sciences, software (SaaS, Apps and Cloud Services), hardware, cleantech, entertainment and other technology and high-growth areas. In each sector, we bring extensive knowledge and local and national partnerships.
Foster Pepper attorneys excel at quickly matching clients with the resources and strategic legal guidance they need. Whether advising on organizational structures, benefits, or tax issues, or providing transactional or employment advice for a new headquarters’ site, or bringing together pension funds and venture capital firms to fund new products and technologies, Foster Pepper’s attorneys find creative, effective solutions to complex challenges.
Vincent A. Ricci
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