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Comodo and Teleos Systems Ltd. Announce Strategic Partnership

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Comodo and Teleos Systems Ltd. today announced their strategic partnership. Teleos, the largest independent supplier of veterinary practice management systems in the UK has partnered with Comodo to expand its services offering for customers. “Teleos has been providing innovative, cost effective veterinary practice management systems for over twenty years. By maintaining our integrity as a business and continuing to provide what our clients need, we have become the largest independent supplier of practice management systems in the UK and Ireland,” said Nick Masters, Support Manager, Teleos Systems Ltd. “We care passionately about what we do and how we treat our customers. We constantly access client computers as part of our support and Comodo’s solutions make this simple and painless. We are able to be proactive with customers – problems are flagged to us first, which means we can approach our customers with a solution rather than react to an issue.” Teleos chose Comodo’s Endpoint Manager, which has a single pane of glass with centralized visibility, reporting and control. This replaced multiple endpoint security and IT management solutions—integrated EPP, EDR, MDR, SIEM, Patch Management, RMM and Remote Access are built from the ground up as a cloud native platform. This helps Teleos conserve compute resources and money, for they no longer need several platforms from multiple vendors. Teleos also chose Comodo’s Advanced Endpoint Protection (AEP) with patent-pending auto containment technology because it is the world’s only active breach protection that renders ransomware, malware or cyber-attacks useless. “We cannot stress enough how important it is for us to offer the most innovative cyber breach protection to our customers,” Nick continued. “With Comodo’s AEP I can sleep well at night knowing that our customers won’t suffer damage from a cyber-attack.” “We love to make things easier for our partners,” said Alan Knepfer, President and Chief Revenue Officer at Comodo. “This is a perfect example of why our partner program is seeing explosive growth.” About Teleos Systems Ltd. Teleos was formed in 1997 by Jon Hewitt and Ed Robertson. The Company was initially based in Aldridge in the West Midlands but moved to its current offices in Fort Dunlop in 2007. The Company has experienced year on year growth and now employs 28 staff. Teleos Systems also owns a single vet small animal practice in Edinburgh. This has proved invaluable for trying out new ideas and testing software builds. About Comodo Security Solutions, Inc. Comodo delivers next generation cybersecurity solutions to protect businesses, schools, and government organizations in today’s risk filled business environment. Headquartered in Clifton NJ, Comodo’s global development team and threat intelligence laboratories deliver innovative, category leading, solutions for a company’s endpoints, network boundary, and internal network security. Thousands of companies and organizations rely on Comodo’s technology to authenticate, validate, and secure their most precious asset—information—and to combat constant cyberattacks and threats like ransomware from wreaking havoc on a global scale. For more information about Comodo’s MSP Partner Program, visit https://www.comodo.com/partners/msp/ Contact Details Carolyn Muzyka +1 973-859-4000 carolyn.muzyka@comodo.com Company Website http://www.comodo.com

July 10, 2020 11:33 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Minuteman Press Franchise in Marietta Inspires Community to Bounce Back from COVID-19

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Bounce Back Marietta , part of Bounce Back USA , provides free business listings and connects community members with businesses so they can support each other at this time. For Judith Danny and the Minuteman Press franchise in Marietta, GA, the Bounce Back initiative led to an out-pouring of support from local businesses and a community-wide celebration for the Class of 2020. Local business owner Judith Danny of Minuteman Press Marietta explains three ways that Bounce Back Marietta was embraced by fellow business owners and residents: “1. One of the first people to contact me after my first Bounce Back email blast was Kelly, an employee and a mother of a 2020 graduate at Marietta High School. She wanted to direct the school’s printing operations to Minuteman Press in order to support local businesses. We were talking about her son’s graduation materials and that led to discussing the possibility of school-wide graduation signs. A couple of weeks later, over 500 contour-cut yard signs of the graduates’ smiling faces lined the front of the high school. This unique graduation celebration made the front page of the local newspaper and received thousands of views on social media.” “2. The owners of Marco’s Pizza and Marietta Perks were inspired by my example to remain open. They cited Bounce Back’s “supportive community” as a source of hope during these times. Both businesses were in the middle of pre-opening renovations just as the shutdown happened, so there was no better time to find support.” “3. Jennings Music was the first business to advertise in the Bounce Back Marietta website, because they remained hopeful. They realized that the possibility of serving customers is reason enough to stay open and stay the course.” “By quickly adapting during COVID-19 and embracing the nationwide Bounce Back USA initiative launched by Minuteman Press International, Judy has been able to earn business, reinforce relationships, and serve as a great example for other businesses in Marietta,” adds Dave Walton, Minuteman Press Regional Vice President. For information on Minuteman Press Marietta, GA, visit https://www.marietta.minutemanpress.com . Learn more about #1 rated Minuteman Press franchise opportunities and read Minuteman Press franchise reviews at https://minutemanpressfranchise.com . Contact Details Chris Biscuiti +1 631-249-1370 cbiscuiti@mpihq.com Company Website https://minutemanpressfranchise.com

July 10, 2020 10:09 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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National Bar Association - Commercial Law Section Launches Inaugural ‘Black Lawyers Matter’ Virtual Internship Program

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The National Bar Association - Commercial Law Section (NBA-CLS) recently announced the launch of its NBA-CLS Black Lawyers Matter (BLM) Internship Program, designed to positively impact diversity in the legal profession. The BLM Program will be a virtual program that provides training, exposure, and opportunities to diverse students facing the challenge of securing quality employment, by partnering with corporate legal departments and law firms that are dedicated to taking more meaningful steps towards promoting diversity, equality, and inclusion. This year further highlighted unprecedented challenges to the Black community including, but not limited to, quality job opportunities being delayed, revoked, or completely eliminated—and the legal industry is not exempt. Recent events in the United States towards members in the Black community have encouraged NBA-CLS to strengthen the steps taken to further our mission of increasing the diversity of outside counsel ranks and expanding the pipeline of African Americans entering the legal profession. “As NBA-CLS focuses on closing gaps caused by the systematic racism that permeates the legal profession and our society as a whole, one immediate action that we are taking is to launch an internship program specifically for diverse students that have been disproportionately impacted by having limited access to job opportunities,” said LaTanya Langley, Chair of the NBA-CLS BLM Action Committee. The BLM Program will match law students with corporate legal departments or law firms in practice areas, including, but not limited to Commercial, Corporate, Intellectual Property, Litigation, Employment, Regulatory, Compliance, and Governance. NBA-CLS will provide $10,000 in salary per student (and a total of $40,000) to cover a full-time assignment for 8-10 weeks. The BLM Program will begin in late July 2020 with rolling start dates and will end in September 2020 (or as otherwise agreed with the host corporation or firm). According to the National Association for Law Placement (NALP), racial minorities remain underrepresented in the leadership ranks of legal services organizations. People of color made up about 25% of associates but accounted for less than 8% of equity partners among all firms who participated in a 2019 NALP survey . Black attorneys accounted for less than 2% of partners among the firms surveyed by NALP, while black women accounted for less than 1%. “The first step is recognizing that the gap between the demographic makeup of the industry and that of our community reflects the presence of barriers to entry into the profession,” said Andrew Nunes, incoming NBA-CLS Chair. “To remain complacent and idle with this state of affairs, especially in light of recent events, is not only a disservice to diverse lawyers but our industry and society as a whole. As a result, we are eager to launch our BLM Internship Program to increase opportunities for racialized law students and to help cultivate an industry that is more demographically representative of the population.” If your firm or corporation is interested in partnering with NBA-CLS by providing or sponsoring an opportunity for a student in the BLM Program, please contact LaTanya Langley at info@nbacls.com for more information. If you are a law student and you are interested in the BLM Program, please submit your resume and cover letter no later than July 17, 2020, to info@nbacls.com . About National Bar Association - Commercial Law Section The mission of the NBA Commercial Law Section is to bring its outside counsel members together with in-house counsel who seek to increase the diversity of their outside counsel ranks and to provide networking and education forums to address the interests of NBA members practicing in the area of commercial law. The NBA Commercial Law Section is also committed to serving the community and expanding the pipeline of African Americans entering the legal profession. For more information visit www.nbacls.com. Contact Details Andrew Nunes +1 416-865-4510 anunes@fasken.com Company Website https://nbacls.com/

July 10, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Youth Opportunity Foundation Grows Nationally with Widened Focus

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The Indianapolis-based Youth Opportunity Foundation (YOF) is growing and expanding its programs, both geographically and in the types of services offered. YOF was incorporated in 2017 in Indiana as a regional organization focused on services for post-adjudicated juveniles in four states. Now, the organization is set to facilitate programs in ten (10) states and is broadening its scope to include prevention programs to help kids avoid involvement in the juvenile justice system. YOF was founded to address the most pressing issues facing youth involved in the juvenile justice system. Currently the juvenile justice system, nationwide, processes 800,000+ arrests each year from which 60% of kids released from residential treatment programs recidivate within one year. This leads to post-adjudicated adults who are under-educated, unskilled and facing a lifetime of employment challenges. To assist in the community re-entry process, YOF has provided mentorship programs, vocational training leading to industry-approved work certificates, and post-secondary education scholarships. To further compound an increasingly hostile environment confronting our kids, on any given day in the US, there are more than 20 million (one in every four!) abused, neglected, homeless, trafficked or otherwise traumatized children. With challenges like these, prevention programs to keep children and teens out of the justice system seem more important than ever. To assist in addressing these issues, YOF is expanding its services to include preventive programming. To accomplish this goal, YOF has: established an advisory council of recognized experts to direct YOF efforts to address issues and improve support for causes confronting vulnerable children, and collaborated with like-minded organizations to provide programming and support within the community before a lack of options enables a poor choice. “We target vulnerable teens because without a fighting chance at success, they are doomed to a life of missed opportunity characterized by poverty, crime, and incarceration,” said Denny Armington, President of the Youth Opportunity Foundation. “By addressing causes, and not simply the effects, we are improving long-term outcomes for young people, their families, and our communities.” About Youth Opportunity Foundation YOF is a 501c3 nonprofit committed to attacking the issues confronting vulnerable kids through improved clinical treatment and strategies, access to post-secondary education, jobs, and mentored relationships. We focus on those in need of a second chance. Contact Details Denny Armington +1 317-564-4881 denny.armington@yofoundation.org Company Website https://yofoundation.org/

July 10, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Center for the Study of Capitalism at Wake Forest University Hosts Diversity & Inclusion Webinar

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Wake Forest University’s Center for the Study of Capitalism will host a July 15 webinar titled, “Doing the Right Thing: How Companies Lead in the New Age of Diversity & Inclusion.” The event will focus on potential diversity and inclusion initiatives for businesses currently rethinking their policies and communications tactics. The panel’s evolution was prompted by the recent focus on the Black Lives Matter protests that have generated far more conversation than all other social issues – abortion, immigration, gun control, #MeToo – combined . The panel will be hosted by the Center for the Study of Capitalism at Wake Forest University, a research and teaching center and a trusted source of information about well-functioning democratic capitalism. The panel will be hosted by Richard Levick, Chairman and CEO of LEVICK and Executive Affiliate of the Center for the Study of Capitalism. Webinar panelists include: Neil Foote, Foote Communications Kurt Bardella, LEVICK William Ide, Akerman Chris Jackson, Ipsos Derede McAlpin, LEVICK “Since the murder of George Floyd and the Battle of Lafayette Square, diversity and inclusion have dominated our society’s debate in ways they haven’t since the great Civil Rights movement of the 1960s,” Levick said. “All the CEOs, general counsels and board members we have spoken with recognize this historic nature of this moment and tell us ‘We want to do the right thing, but we don’t fully know what or how.’ This webinar is designed to provide the pathway.” While some companies have made significant changes to their policies policy to respond to the Black Lives Matter movement and the public’s outcry for corporate action, many are still asking how and what to do while others are unnecessarily immobilized by past actions or inactions. The webinar will include communications and legal experts who will examine the internal and external changes that companies need to adopt given societal upheaval. For more information on the webinar, visit https://capitalism.wfu.edu/events/doing-the-right-thing-how-companies-lead-in-the-new-age-of-diversity-inclusion/ About the Center for the Study of Capitalism The Center for the Study of Capitalism at Wake Forest University is a research and teaching center and a trusted source of information about well-functioning democratic capitalism. Contact Details Maria Stagliano +1 404-245-0899 mstagliano@levick.com Company Website https://www.levick.com

July 10, 2020 09:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Americans Blindsided by Medical Bills During COVID-19

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Most Americans do not know the prices of their healthcare prior to receiving the care. This can lead to unforeseen medical bills that can be financially devastating to Americans and their families. Recently, Cynthia A Fisher, Founder of PatrientRightsAdvocate.org partnered with YourUpdateTV to discuss the importance of healthcare price transparency. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/l0EX546XbLs System-wide healthcare price transparency can become law by passing the Healthcare Price Transparency Act, which requires hospitals and insurance companies to reveal their discounted, cash prices and secret, negotiated rates, as part of the next COVID-19 stimulus package. This is a bi-partisan issue. 90% of all Americans surveyed want to know prices and be able to shop for the best quality at the lowest price – driving down the costs of care and coverage. Businesses contracting directly with price transparent providers for care and coverage, are already saving 30-50% for their employees and their families. Economists estimate that this bi-partisan measure will save over $1 trillion per year for the United States. Healthcare price transparency is the key to lowering America’s devastatingly high healthcare costs through informed, empowered consumers. For more information, please visit PatientRightsAdvocate.org About Cynthia A. Fisher Cynthia A. Fisher is a life sciences entrepreneur, independent investor, and corporate board director. She founded WaterRev, LLC to invest in novel technologies that enable sustainable practices in water use. She serves on the public company boards of The Boston Beer Company (SAM) and Easterly Government Properties, Inc. (DEA). Cynthia is best known for her pioneering work as Founder and CEO of ViaCord, Inc., a leading umbilical cord blood stem cell banking service which she started in 1993. In 2000, she co-founded and was President of the cellular medicines company, ViaCell, Inc. (Previously to founding ViaCord, Cynthia ran the Blood Bank Division of Haemonetics Corporation, a medical equipment manufacturer. She began her career in sales at IBM focusing on healthcare IT, insurance, and defense industries. Cynthia holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, as well as an Honorary Doctorate of Science and BS in Biophysics from Ursinus College. About YourUpdateTV: YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content, produced by award-winning video communications firm. It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

July 10, 2020 09:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Current Patent Litigation Costs Are Between $2.3 to $4M - from the BlueIron blog

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Patent litigation in the US has two major stages: claim construction (sometimes called a Markman hearing) and a trial for infringement and damages. In a vast majority of cases, once the claim construction is done, the writing is on the wall and a settlement happens. "With the cost of litigation at an all-time high, patent enforcement and defense insurance makes sure you have the ability to survive," says Russ Krajec of BlueIron, a patent-finance company. The American Intellectual Property Lawyer’s Association (AIPLA) issues a bi-annual survey of IP-related costs . In the latest survey, the claim construction portion of a patent litigation ranges from $250,000 for less than $1M at risk to $2.375M for cases where $25M or more is at risk. For the entire trial, the AIPLA says that for less than $1M at risk, the trial will cost $700,000, while the very high value cases will cost $4M or more. “The AIPLA data says that with less than a million dollars at stake, both parties will have to spend $700K – or a total of $1.4 million dollars to fight a patent lawsuit,” says Krajec. “That is crazy that the expenses are so high.” “Startup companies are always cash-constrained,” continues Krajec. “No startup has the cash reserves required to go up against a Big Tech company that decides they want to use the startup’s technology. Not only does this happen in technology-based companies, but it is standard practice with the life sciences space. Certain big companies find it cheaper to blatantly infringe a startup’s patents and just dare them to sue.” Patent enforcement and defense insurance gives a startup the means to survive patent litigation, yet few startups bother to get these policies. “Most angel investors who are board members require a startup to have director’s and officer’s insurance. Over the last decade there were fourteen patent lawsuits for every individual D&O claim,” says Krajec. BlueIron is a broker for patent enforcement and defense insurance policies, including policies written by Intellectual Property Insurance Services Corporation in Louisville, Kentucky. “IP insurance is the only insurance we sell, as part of our whole patent-based financing options for companies from startups to publicly traded companies.” Schedule a call with BlueIron and see if Intellectual Property Insurance is right for your company. Learn more about Patent Litigation here on the BlueIron blog. Learn more about BlueIron's IP insurance here. The PatentMyth Podcast has an episode on patent insurance. About BlueIron: BlueIron provides IP-related financing for companies from startups to publicly traded companies. BlueIron finances the cost of getting a patent and building patent portfolios, provides insurance for enforcement and defense of those patents, and can provide $2-5M loans using patents as collateral. You can read the BlueIron blog here. About Russ Krajec: Russ Krajec is a registered patent attorney who has been practicing for over 20 years, as well as a podcaster, blogger, and author. His book “Investing In Patents” describes the business criteria used to identify good inventions and good patents. Krajec is the host of the Patent Myths podcast, which looks at IP from a business standpoint. Contact Details Russ Krajec +1 970-776-4355 russ.krajec@blueironip.com Company Website https://blueironip.com

July 10, 2020 08:02 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Public Relations RFP Online Tools Launched to Improve, Streamline PR Agency Hiring Process

RFP Associates

The public relations industry’s first online RFP and RFQ agency selection tools and customizable templates are now available to help clients streamline public relations agency or consultant hiring using the search and services platform, CommunicationsMatch . The new Agency Select RFQ/RFP process, developed by CommunicationsMatch in partnership with agency search firm RFP Associates , offers client organizations an integrated, secure, and low-cost way to issue an RFQ or RFP to any of the 6,000 agencies and professionals on the CommunicationsMatch platform with areas of expertise that match needs. The new tools help client organizations evaluate and select the most qualified agencies for an assignment and achieve better search results. “Our Agency Select tools help client organizations use the same disciplined approach to engaging agencies and consultants that they use to hire key employees,” said CommunicationsMatch founder & CEO, Simon Erskine Locke. “The best practices, questions, and criteria we identified in our research last year with RFP Associates are built into Agency Select -- which will help hiring organizations not only select the most qualified agency partner but help ensure stronger program outcomes and longer agency relationships.” Following a CommunicationsMatch search to identify and shortlist communications firms by such filters as industry and communications expertise, location, diversity, or professional designations and memberships, a client organization using Agency Select customizes a template RFQ questionnaire as well as an RFP document including the scope of work, budget, and timeline. The client organization shares the RFQ, RFP, and supporting documents with identified agencies, which are provided an emailed link requesting their response. Once agency responses are submitted, the client organization receives an alert and may compare downloadable agency responses side-by-side in the CommunicationsMatch dashboard. The Agency Select process is designed to be efficient and secure for clients and agencies alike. Agency Select tools have been tested over the last year and successfully used for agency searches for a leading global financial services institution to identify and retain communications agencies in multiple U.S. markets. “For client organizations with the capacity and experience to manage an agency search, Agency Select provides the tools and resources to efficiently identify, evaluate and select agencies for finalist presentations,” said Robert Udowitz, principal of RFP Associates, CommunicationsMatch’s search consulting partner. “Where the capacity or expertise to manage a search is limited and for large, complex assignments, CommunicationsMatch and RFP Associates provide supplemental services to enable client organizations to get the most from Agency Select. ” Client organizations use the CommunicationsMatch agency search engine at no cost. Access to Agency Select is available for an introductory discounted fee of $395 for six months’ access. This includes one hour of consulting support from an RFP Associates principal. Agencies, consultants and freelancers listed on CommunicationsMatch pay an annual membership fee to maintain a basic or comprehensive profile on the platform, but receive and respond to RFPs and RFQs issued by clients through Agency Select at no additional cost. Download the recent Agency Search Report or watch this short explainer video on how the RFP process works – RFPs and RFQs Simplified: Agency Select™ . CommunicationsMatch ™ agency search, hiring tools, and resources help companies save time, achieve better search outcomes, and build stronger brands. With 6,000 agency and individual profiles, companies search for PR and communications partners by location, size, clients, keywords, ownership, designations, diversity, and more. CommunicationsMatch also offers agency search consulting services in partnership with RFP Associates, communications research tools, as well as programmer & developer search. RFP Associates, LLC. is a communications agency search firm that has developed a specialized search and selection methodology that improves the process of identifying, evaluating, and hiring agencies. For more than a decade, the company has worked with corporations and associations to engage agencies for agency-of-record assignments and confidential projects. A CommunicationsMatch partner since 2018, RFP Associates provides agency search consulting services and support through the platform. # # # Contact Details Robert +1 703-621-8060 rudowitz@rfpassociates.net Company Website http://www.RFPAssociates.net

July 09, 2020 11:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Patent Myths from BlueIron: You Should Never File A Provisional Patent Application

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“Provisional patent applications are widely touted as the go-to thing for startup companies or independent inventors, but they are always the wrong thing to do,” says Russ Krajec , CEO of BlueIron , a company providing IP-related funding for emerging companies. A provisional patent application has a lower filing fee than a conventional, non-provisional patent application, and many patent attorneys will do provisional applications for much less than a “full” or non-provisional patent application. A provisional patent application has a one-year deadline to convert to a non-provisional patent application, so many people use this opportunity to add more material to the patent application. Even the United States Patent and Trademark Office suggest that independent inventors use the provisional patent application route. “From a business and economic standpoint, the provisional patent application creates more problems than it solves,” says Krajec, a registered patent attorney. “The provisional application process is designed to delay getting a patent, but in almost every situation, it is better to speed up the process – the exact opposite of the provisional.” The faster a company can get its patent, the faster the company can license and enforce their technology. The faster the patent issues, the more value the company has when it is raising money or getting loans using IP as collateral. “The difference in filing fees between a provisional and non-provisional patent application is about $600. When raising money, a provisional patent application screams to an investor ‘I don’t think this patent application was worth the extra $600 to file it as a non-provisional!’” explains Krajec. “Some sophisticated angel investors see provisional patent applications as ‘angel bait.’ Many entrepreneurs know their patents might be worthless, but they do provisionals to satisfy gullible angel investors.” A low-cost provisional patent application often results in a loss of international filing rights, but always results in a delay in getting an enforceable/licensable asset, and a more expensive patent overall. “Many entrepreneurs are mistaken that just because they filed a ‘thin’ provisional application that they are ‘protected.’ But the actual protection only starts when the complete, non-provisional patent application is filed.” To learn more, please visit the BlueIron Blog "Should I File a Provisional Patent Application" or the PatentMyths podcast episode entitled “The Myth of Provisional Patent Applications” . About BlueIron: BlueIron provides IP-related financing for companies from startups to publicly traded companies. BlueIron finances the cost of getting a patent and building patent portfolios, provides insurance for enforcement and defense of those patents, and can provide $2-5M loans using patents as collateral. You can read the BlueIron blog here. About Russ Krajec: Russ Krajec is a registered patent attorney who has been practicing for over 20 years, as well as a podcaster, blogger, and author. His book " Investing In Patents " describes the business criteria used to identify good inventions and good patents. Krajec is the host of the Patent Myths podcast, which looks at IP from a business standpoint. Contact Details Russ Krajec +1 970-776-4355 russ.krajec@blueironip.com Company Website https://blueironip.com

July 09, 2020 11:06 AM Mountain Daylight Time

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