Dan Cotman is an intellectual property (IP) attorney, entrepreneur and early stage investor. Dan founded Cotman IP (www.cotmanip.com), a law firm focused on providing intellectual property counsel to high-technology clients, and also founded the intellectual property incubator (www.2sventures.capital).
The consummate advocate of good ideas, Dan works with early stage start-up companies to help them architect and implement intelligent intellectual property strategies uniquely suited to maximize the value of their businesses. Well-crafted intellectual property strategies are rare and hard to come by. Recognizing this, Dan developed an IP diagnostic and audit process that enables him to efficiently identify core areas of IP vulnerability so efforts can be taken to minimize any such vulnerabilities. Dan’s experience litigating IP disputes is invaluable during this diagnostic process.
Through 2S Ventures Dan is uniquely situated to help start-up companies build a comprehensive intellectual property strategy. One of 2S Ventures companies, Seso Capital, invests in and finances the creation of IP portfolios for qualified start-up companies who cannot afford the expensive lawyering typically required to apply for patents and trademarks. Too often early stage companies fail to adequately protect their IP because of a lack of resources and this solves that problem. When Seso Capital invests in an entity, that entity gets the benefit of a capital infusion to protect its intellectual property along with the counsel of an experienced team of advisors.