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A New Resource for Bakar Fellows: Corporate Law Office Hours With Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

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By: Niki Borghei

As of June 2024, Bakar Fellows can now access an opportunity that was formerly only available to tenants of the Bakar Labs incubator. Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, a top law firm and founding affiliate of Bakar Labs, is offering free and confidential office hours at the Bakar BioEnginuity Hub. 

 For over six decades, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has been the trusted legal counsel for technology innovators at every major breakthrough, as well as life sciences leaders defining the future of healthcare. Today, they are renowned for guiding promising tech and life sciences ventures through their business journey with expertise and dedication. They can support Bakar Fellows with corporate and IP legal questions. No question is too big or small!

This opportunity is currently available only to Bakar Labs tenants and Bakar Fellows (current and alumni). To take advantage of this valuable resource just stop by the Bakar BioEnginuity Hub at 2630 Bancroft Way on the last Monday of each month between 9 am – 4 pm and check in at the front desk. The front desk staff will confirm your Bakar Fellows affiliation and direct you to the conference room where office hours are held.

IP/ Patent Office Hours – Adam Cole

Frequently Asked IP/ Patent Questions:

Adam can help with many IP/Patent related questions including how and when to file patent applications, evaluation of current filing strategies and action items, answering questions related to ongoing patent prosecution, questions about freedom-to-operate and navigating third-party patents, questions on how to be ready for IP evaluation by future partners, etc.

Corporate Office Hours – Matthew Kovac

Frequently Asked Corporate Questions:

Matthew can help with questions about forming your company, or issuing founders’ stock. He has helped many founders with questions about fundraising (how to use SAFEs or convertible notes to bring in early money from angel investors and early-stage venture funds), as well as formation matters, corporate structure, stock options, work performed by consultants, hiring your exec team, setting up an equity pool, and more.