Sam Digirolamo

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A patent attorney with more than 35 years’ experience, Sam counsels in all areas of intellectual property law, including patent, trademark, copyright, unfair competition, trade secret, trade dress, product configuration and design, domain name, internet, due diligence, licensing, infringement litigation and related areas. He has extensive experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications, conducting infringement evaluations and freedom to operate opinions, and prosecuting all types of intellectual property infringements, misuse and dilution. Sam has litigated all types of intellectual property cases, including appeals before the Patent and Trademark Office.

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Funding is always a problem when dealing with startup companies.  Startup companies typically have to balance “cash available” with expenditures related to intellectual property (IP).  Spending and allocating funds available for both research and development and IP is likewise a problem.  Assuming that the startup company is an innovation-based company, that is, the assets of the company lie in its intellectual property, such a startup company needs to develop the appropriate culture within its organization…
The Husch Blackwell Cortex office is co-located with innovators, entrepreneurs and start-up companies and provides quality consultation in a cost effective manner.  The Cortex Innovation Community is moving St. Louis toward becoming a world-class technology innovation district. Start-up companies typically encounter a host of legal issues that cut across many legal disciplines. The goal of our Cortex initiative is to provide creative and innovative solutions targeted to the particular needs of the start-up and to…