SotoIP is a strategic intellectual property advisory and patent prosecution firm specializing in serving startup and emerging growth companies, as well as investor groups, throughout the United States.  Although the SotoIP headquarters are physically located in RTP, the firm supports international startups entering the U.S. National Stage.

John Sotomayor, Founder and Principal of SotoIP, started off the Lunch & Learn session by explaining how it can take years for a patent to go from the initial filing stage until the patent is finalized and enforceable.  John shared three specific areas where seeking a patent can benefit a start-up and existing Intellectual Property (IP) portfolios.  He went on to share examples and advice on how to protect your IP, increase your company value, and monetize your IP.

Hear John’s full presentation below: