Stephen J. Kontos

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Stephen J. Kontos is an experienced intellectual property attorney who helps companies protect their innovative products, brand names, software, and creative content. Some of the most innovative VC-backed tech startups, small businesses, mid-market companies, universities, and large companies in the United States have relied on Stephen’s IP protection strategies and services. Stephen is responsible for IP portfolios surrounding autonomous vehicle systems, fiber optic systems, digital video recorders, satellite communications systems, semiconductors, electronic medical devices, and many other technologies. Stephen is the founder and lead IP attorney of PATENTXP PLLC Intellectual Property Law Firm.
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What Do Software Startup Unicorns Like OneStream and StockX Have in Common?

OneStream and StockX are two of the most recent unicorns to emerge out of Detroit’s thriving startup ecosystem. OneStream provides B2B corporate performance management (CPM) software, while StockX offers resellers a marketplace to sell shoes, electronics and other products. Despite differences in their products and target audiences, the two companies likely followed similar intellectual property...
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How to Choose the Right Business Name for Your Startup

Starting a new business is exciting. For many entrepreneurs, nothing is more thrilling than building a business that solves a big problem in a unique way. Startup founders have to make many decisions in the days, weeks and months after starting a business. One of the most important decisions comes very early—you have to give...