Do you need to find the best New Jersey startup lawyer who specializes in representing technology, SaaS, Cloud, Software, mobile app, software development and Internet of Things (IoT) companies, developers and applications and solutions providers? At the law offices of Andrew S. Bosin LLC, we help the legal needs of startups, small business owners, privately held companies, bootstrapped and early stage growth pre-revenue ventures, investors, founders and entrepreneurs. Andrew works with clients all across the United States and can help New Jersey based small business startups.
What separates Andrew from other startup lawyers and big law firms is that he is an entrepreneur in his own right and has walked in the same shoes as you. Several years ago at the same time while maintaining his startup law firm Andrew started a global SaaS company with partners. Andrew understands how to build, scale and grow a startup efficiently, quickly and to avoid make the same trite mistakes that inexperienced startups and founders often make.
Andrew drafts, negotiates and reviews the following business legal documents and agreements:
Business Formation and Incorporation
Delaware C Corporation/Bylaws
Founders Stock Agreements
Angel, Pre-Revenue & Seed Financing
LLC’s | Operating Agreements
Internet of Things (IoT) Solutions and Applications
Big Data and Analytics
Purchase and Sale of Businesses
Technology contracts and agreements
Technology licenses and technology agreements
Software license agreements
Intellectual Property (IP) Licensing & Transfer Agreements
Mobile App Development Contracts and Agreements
SaaS Subscription Agreements and End User Licensing Agreements
Andrew bills and charges clients fixed flat legal fees paid upfront as part of a startup legal document package.
How To Outsource Mobile App Development and Protect Your Code
How can you outsource your mobile application software development and protect your code/data? Experienced leading mobile app development agreement attorney Andrew S. Bosin provides legal advice & counseling on protecting mobile app intellectual property, inventions, source code and trade secrets. We get calls every week from people contacting us about how to protect their mobile app idea from being stolen by developers. Could it happen that a developer steals your idea? Sure, anything is possible. But any developer in the US who would even think about stealing a client’s idea won’t be in business very long. People also ask about signing non-disclosure agreements and filing for patent protection.
So how can you protect your app intellectual property rights:
- Non-disclosure agreement – Although this is not the same thing as filing for and receiving patent protection short of filing for a patent this is probably the best and cheapest way to get your developer to either shut up about what they are building for you and/or not steal your ideas or inventions. One quick tip: if your developer is not located in the state you are in make sure that the NDA states that the developer will agree to subject itself to being sued in your state if it violates the agreement.
- Build The App. Go ahead and build the app. I can’t tell you how many people I speak to who are so concerned about their ideas being stolen that not only has their app not been built they haven’t even had the wire frames drawn yet. Just make sure that the agency or provider or freelancer you are hiring agrees in writing up front to release the copyrights to you at the end of your project. That is once you have paid your bill in full, the intellectual property is yours. Be aware that technically a developer or designer who creates your app design and code owns it. So get it upfront in writing that once they are paid off, it’s released to you.
- Trademark your app. For $500-2000 you can legally trademark your app’s name and brand. You can try to do this yourself and file directly for a trademark with the US government. Or, you can use one of the ubiquitous services that you see all over the internet. Registering your trademark means that anyone else doing a search of your trademark will plainly see you’ve got it stamped and registered.
- I would never discourage anyone from filing for patent protection. The downside is two fold however. It is very costly and the process is extremely long. If you do have something you think is worth filing a patent for that’s great, but don’t wait. Get your app built and get the copyright and trademark protections.
Tips and Secrets on How To Launch, Grow and Scale a Successful SaaS, Cloud or Internet of Things (IoT) Business
What are the habits of successful Software as a Service SaaS startup entrepreneurs, ceo’s and founders? What is the secret sauce to building, creating and sustaining a profitable SaaS cloud business venture? What are the keys, playbook, rules, tools, benchmarks, and criteria a startup should follow and adhere to in order to become successful?
In addition to my global SaaS, cloud and internet of things (IoT) law practice I also own a SaaS company with partners. I have done the startup “grind” and have participated in every aspect of scaling a SaaS business from legal, sales, marketing and raising money. There have been both good days and bad days but the process no matter what forces one to become an entrepreneur or not.
I have also had the good fortune to work with experts in the areas of SaaS, cloud computing managed services and the Internet of Things.
I will share just a few of my secrets to SaaS startup success:
- Make your leaders accountable. Someone wants this job. Make sure that their feet are held to the fire in a fair way and always treat him or her with respect.
- Leave your ego at the door. I cannot emphasize this enough with startups that seek out my legal advice which is unless the person can fund your startup personally for two years or build the entire application by themselves don’t take on a big giant ego it will literally tear your company in half.
- Create Applications Your users and customers will love. SaaS software should be intuitive with a great user experience. Keep innovating and astonishing your base of users with new and exciting applications.
- You should be selling a Service and not a product. As a SaaS solutions and applications provider, your company is not just selling a software product, but a complete and total service that should include delivery, support, a Service Level Agreement and ongoing maintenance. Having the ability to offer a ton of services will not only impact sales it will make your sales team’s job hopefully a lot easier.
- Make Customer Success and Happiness The Cornerstone of Your Company. Because renewals are the only thing that is going to keep your company going, there is no only single more important factor to your company’s success than customer service, customer satisfaction, and customer success. Listen to your clients; listen to their needs and wishes.
Please call Andrew for a free startup legal consultation at 201-446-9643.
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