Seasoned corporate attorney with extensive experience in counseling companies on... more
Seasoned corporate attorney with extensive experience in counseling companies on raising private and venture capital, licensing and protecting software, trademarks, patents and other intellectual property, and structuring, negotiating and documenting complex business contracts, acquisitions and joint ventures. Clients include many start-up and emerging growth companies as well as Fort... view profile
Sheila Mikhail is the founder and managing member of several successful... more
Sheila Mikhail is the founder and managing member of several successful entrepreneurial ventures in the life sciences sector. Trained as a lawyer, she is founder and managing member of Life Sciences Law (LSL), a highly profitable boutique law firm focusing solely on the needs of biotech, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies. In addition, Sheila has founded several biotech and medical de... view profile
If you are a copyright, trademark, or patent owner and someone wants to use, for example, your artwork, trademarked slogan, or patented invention, you may benefit from the services of a licensing attorney. Licensing attorneys write contracts that protect your intellectual property rights. These agreements specify how someone may use your property and how much you will be paid for such use. For example, can they use it for one year or ten years? Can they use it only in Illinois or can they use it around the world? Can they share your property with others? A licensing lawyer can help you answer all of these questions. They can also specify the recourse available to you if someone violates the licensing agreement. Licensing attorneys know the words to use that will best protect your intellectual property.