SM2D Inc., based in Austin, Texas, is a sub-set of C2I Inc., a private holding company based in Texas with a portfolio of 20+ businesses and a network of nearly 300 contractors from 17 countries around the world.
Our goal is to provide operational deployment within specific target markets, with the aim of selling their services and products via licensing.
SM2D’s key activities are:
SM2D's mission is to ensure the successful development of technologies in five specific areas:
By nature, Texas law is protective for entrepreneurs including foreigners, particularly concerning intellectual property.
Our approach is to provide a thorough analysis of the legal and financial structures in place. We guide our clients in an extremely customized 'one-on-one' analysis giving them access to a strategy of maximum shareholders' value creation. SM2D gathers juridical and financial competences to optimize the value of the IP packages.
The proposed strategy towards international business must also take into account the various jurisdictions.
The protection of knowledge or Intellectual Property is of utmost importance for us. To achieve this, we work in writing the processes as a technical component but also considering marketing and legal qualification by the market in a very short cycle.
Our specialized licenses are therefore based on copyrights, technical and functional descriptions and valorized through these acts of license committing the parties in good economic balance.
Holders of IP rights, such as patents, trademarks and copyrights, can license these rights to others in return for payment. Licenses grant rights without transferring ownership of the intellectual property – for example, for use of technology, for publishing and entertainment purposes, or for merchandising and use of trademarks.
Our licensing goals for our client covers three distinct parts:
SM2D provides the following organization and due diligence prior to any commercial release:
SM2D always requires payment of a 'retainer' at time of contract signature, which is meant to offset the shared risk of implementing the development phase in the short term, to optimize the time and cost to market by gathering expert teams around the project.
SM2D is paid in 3 ways and only in the steps listed below: