We are the go-to IP firm for tech startups

How do you ensure your computer technology is a success?

So you’ve identified a gap in the market, secured seed funding, begun developing your product, and are proud of your shiny new brand you’ve painstakingly crafted with your design agency.

But, if your USP is based on software how will you be able to maintain your unique offering? Don’t believe the myth that ‘software can’t be patented’. It can. In order to secure the best future for your business you need advice from the right experts on how to develop an IP strategy that fits with your technology and supports your broader business plan. At GJE we can help you get this right, and make sure that your business is in the best possible position for future success.

For many technology-led companies IP is a key asset used to support their efforts to secure private equity funding from investors over the course of a series of funding rounds. As a consequence, investors are placing greater emphasis on IP due diligence during the investment process. IP issues may undermine the ability to attract and retain investment. Unresolved IP issues may affect the planned “exit strategy”.

Investors are also quick to exploit weaknesses in an IP portfolio, frequently leading to renegotiation of the initial valuation of the company or influencing the decision to invest at all. A company that can demonstrate why IP is relevant to their business and show that they have taken effective measures to develop an appropriate position is more likely to gain the confidence of investors.

More sophisticated companies understand how IP fits within their business plan so that they can build a better understanding of the IP-related risks they face. These risks are largely hidden and require a systematic approach to reveal and actively manage them in a responsible and cost-effective manner.

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We are GJE

GJE is a leading European intellectual property firm based a stone’s throw away from London’s Silicon Roundabout. We have a dedicated team of patent and trade mark attorneys that specialise in supporting start-ups, SMEs and investors within the computer technology and telecommunications sectors. Our team have deep expertise and experience working with the most cutting-edge technologies, from AI and machine learning, biometrics, blockchain, cloud computing, IoT, cryptography, edge computing, and everything inbetween.

How can we help you?

Whether you are a fledging start-up seeking seed funding, a fast-growth SME scoping Series A or B funding opportunities, or an established company looking to streamline its IP portfolio or secure a lucrative exit, we can help you.

We can help you:

  • Develop an IP strategy aligned with your business objectives
  • Protect your innovations, brands and designs
  • Increase the value of your business
  • Enhance your attractiveness to investors
  • Create and maintain a competitive advantage by establishing barriers to market entry

For more information on how we can help you and to hear what our clients say about us, see here.

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Why should you consider GJE?

Because we have the ideal combination of legal, technical and commercial expertise to help you realise your business’s objectives and turn your innovations, brands and designs into financial success.

We understand your rapidly-developing sector and the pressures business leaders are under, as well as the developing law that sometimes struggles to keep pace with the rate of innovation.

With substantial experience advising investors who are evaluating investment targets, we understand what they look for – we can help you attract their attention for the right reasons, and arm you with the knowledge and evidence you need for a successful pitch.

We are deeply embedded in the UK’s computer technology market and lead lobbying organisations on this area of the law. We regularly support industry organisations and events, such as The Duke of York’s Pitch@Palace, give presentations at various conferences throughout the UK, as well as host know-how sessions for tech startups as part of London Tech Week. As one of our clients, you will receive regular updates on the issues that matter to your business and receive priority invitations to our future events.

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What next?

If you are an ambitious business and you expect an IP service provider that can understand and help you achieve your commercial objectives, then we want to work with you.

Complete the enquiry form below and one of our specialists will be in touch within one working day. Alternatively, you can email us directly at computertech@gje.com, or call us on +44 (0)20 7655 8500. We look forward to hearing from you.

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