Technology & IP Law Firm

Tech Law Made Easy.

We make tech law easy for startups staking out their next stage of growth.

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How We Help.

Our job at Stake is to provide the legal counsel & support on the areas of tech law every startup needs to be aware of.

We can partner with you to build out your IP portfolio to protect things like your inventions, brands, and content.

We can provide the legal support you need thorough the legal side of entrepreneurship, ranging from formation to brand defense.

Privacy policy? No problem. We can help you build out the legal tools you need to handle data with care and ensure compliance.

Get contracts (like NDAs) you receive reviewed and find out if they’re OK to sign. We can also negotiate them for you if they’re not ready to sign or even build new ones for you.

Whether you’re licensing your intellectual property or getting acquired, we are able to provide the IP & tech legal support needed.

When it comes time to defend your turf, we’re here to fight hard for you.


Who We Serve.

We work in most industries, but Stake’s sweet spots are in space and tech. Stake is a great fit if you’re creating in areas like rocket parts, satellite software, quantum computing, automotive, new ways for people to use technology to communicate and share life together, and more.

About Us

Who We Are.

Stake was founded in 2021 by Joshua Mertzlufft, a patent attorney with a background in applied physics and entrepreneurship who left big law to work with the best kind of clients: startups.


What Startup CEOs are saying:

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[Joshua] prides himself on putting together a complete game plan to achieve your goals.
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Customer service and dedication to quick responses has been greatly appreciated. Highly recommend.
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I found working with Josh, as a new business owner very informative and helpful. Josh was easy to work with and understand legal verbiage. I absolutely will work with him again.
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Honest, quick, knowledgeable, and reliable!
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If you ever need an IP lawyer this is the place to go
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I highly recommend working with the Mertzlufft Law firm for all of your patent needs.


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Big firm, been there, done that. We have a lot more fun working with high-growth startups every day.

Straight shooters.

Waffling and equivocating can block solutions. Expect open communication and clear recommendations when working with us.

Focused on IP & tech.

We live and breathe tech law. So much so that other attorneys regularly ask for our help.

Global experience.

We know the ins-and-outs of both U.S. and international IP law. We have the logistics in place to go wherever your company does.

Learn why & how space & tech startups get patents.

Our free E-book contains all you need to get started with patents in plain English.

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