Many of the largest global companies sit on billions of dollars of valuable market ready intellectual property. Their challenge is not having the internal resources and patience to bring these technologies into the commercial marketplace. And this offers great opportunities for startups and small businesses to license a market ready technology with big market potential. […]
A cyber security company with a patented technology for software switched to a licensing model when their market shifted and became more competitive as larger companies entered the market. Recognizing the rapidly changing market, instead of continuing to compete directly with bigger cyber protection companies, they sold off their hardware and technology assets and phased […]
Last month, I was a speaker at the Med Tech Monday Conference in Irvine CA. It was a great conference with speakers covering every aspect of the medical technology market – from product development to regulatory approval. I spoke about how to use licensing as a strategy to get your medical device technology into the […]
A small developer of predictive analytical software tools for stock traders recently signed a $5 million international licensing agreement for its technology. The deal gives its licensing partner exclusive marketing rights in China. In return, the licensee will pay a $250,000 advance and $100,000 in monthly royalty payments that escalate based on sales milestones. This […]
For many startups, going all the way from IP development to market launch is often capital intensive. Many times funding is hard to get because of the high costs and risks involved. That’s where the licensing route is one of best strategies to use.