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Can law firms create new services? Absolutely! A nice example of legal innovation is the FISHstep program. This program is a unique new legal service for technology start-ups in need of intellectual property support. 


FISHstepFISHstep enables startup companies to protect their intellectual property early in their formation – often before the first round of seed funding – without diverting cash from the business.

Select startups will be invited to join the FISHstep program, the benefits of which include the preparation and filing of a patent application with deferred billing until the company is funded, in exchange for 1% of the startup company’s equity.

FISHstep represents an ingenious way of serving the community while creating new business for Fish Law Firm, P.C.

Interested in applying?

Interested applicants can apply to the FISHstep program by completing the application found here*. There is no fee for applying. The application process will open on August 20, 2014, and close September 17, 2014. Applicants will be evaluated by a Review Committee – a panel of startup experts, including angel investors, founders, business leaders, and intellectual property attorneys – and select startups will be invited to join the FISHstep program. Fish plans to run the program quarterly.

More about the FISHstep program can be found here*

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