A Lawful Moment from Baker Botts IP Agreements Every Startup Should Know About As a part of our shared vision around supporting startups, entrepreneurs, and small businesses, we are thrilled to partner with Baker Botts to share content custom catered to anyone going through the early challenges of starting a business. Previous Topics Choosing an Entity Type Getting Organized After Forming Your Legal Entity Understanding Intellectual Property IP Strategy Considerations for New Companies Topics covered in this video include: Employment Agreements - Employees and Contractors IP License Agreements - Customer License Agreements and Cross-Licenses Corporate Collaborations - [...]
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A Lawful Moment from Baker Botts IP Strategy Considerations for New Companies As a part of our shared vision around supporting Houston's startups, entrepreneurs, and small businesses, we are thrilled to partner with global law firm Baker Botts to share content custom catered to anyone going through the early challenges of starting a business. Topics covered in this video include: How to Identify Patentable Inventions - Difficulty to detect use or design around, Competition, Licensing, and Distinctiveness Protecting IP Through Trade Secrets - Strategic Commonality, Challenges of Protecting Them, and How to Safeguard Protecting IP Through Agreements [...]
The Cannon Announces December 9th Opening Date for New Downtown Location HOUSTON, TX (November 20, 2019) – The Cannon has announced their next location, a 17,000 square foot space on the top floor of The Cannon Tower at Amegy on Main in Downtown Houston, will open on Monday, December 9th. The growing community management firm’s 3rd location follows the successful launch of The Cannon’s 98% occupied 120,000 square foot flagship location in West Houston adjacent to the Energy Corridor in July, and The Cannon - Post Oak just west of The Galleria earlier this year. Free Parking, [...]
The Cannon Expands Leadership Team HOUSTON, (November 1, 2019) – Jon Lambert, former Global Management Consulting Director at KPMG, joins The Cannon as Chief Executive Officer. In addition to performing the duties of CEO, Lambert will also oversee the day-to-day operations of the rapidly growing community management company. The Cannon’s Founder, Lawson Gow, will shift to President and will focus on driving partnership growth and business development as The Cannon continues to partner with building owners and operators to open new locations and develop additional strategic and corporate partnerships. Lambert brings over 30 years of organizational and operational [...]
Scary Stories - Startup Edition Powered by NRG Energy After celebrating Halloween at The Cannon this week, we felt like it made sense to dig into some of the scarier parts of starting a company. Obviously there are many, from the financial challenges of leaving something that is likely mostly stable for the potentially volatile future of a startup, to knowing that the large majority of startups don't succeed and all of the pressure that comes with that knowledge. We asked a few of our founders to dive into what they thought were the scariest parts of starting a company, [...]