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Protecting your IP is critical to your company’s future. Ensuring you file necessary patents, obtain trademarks and secure copyright protection can be the difference between failure and success.

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You’ve Closed Your Financing Round. Congratulations. Now What?

10.27.2018

In an article published by VentureBeat, Partner Gary Schall lays out the critical post-financing actions that should take after closing their financing .

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Life Sciences Investment Outlook—Will Preclinical Companies Continue to Command Premium Valuations and Access to Capital in a Less Robust Market?

12.4.2018

2018 has been a strong year for life sciences IPOs, with more biopharma companies going public compared with the tech sector in the first half of the year. Deal values continued to increase, and innovation in the industry hit an all-time high—and the markets are taking notice. As life sciences companies develop new products for commercialization, it is important to understand how the market will value preclinical companies going forward and what financing options these companies will be able to successfully pursue. Join WilmerHale and BIO for a discussion on the financing landscape for preclinical life sciences companies. Our panelists, including investors and life sciences executives, will also share their unique perspectives on what we might expect going into 2019. Speakers include: Terry-Ann Burrell – executive director, healthcare, JP Morgan Kyle Kuvalanka – financing consultant Cynthia Mazareas – partner, WilmerHale Ricky Sun – principal, Bain Capital Life Sciences Jeff Urlich – managing director, Health Care Cowen

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In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - Week of November 4, 2018

11.9.2018

A weekly roundup of some interesting articles and resources we've found. Links compiled by Cara Fonseca.

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