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.
Some of the most valuable IP is built upon existing IP. It creates new industries, businesses, markets and big licensing opportunities. Incremental IP improves or extends the life of a product or technology, such as product quality, reliability, or ease of use. Even a small improvement can have big commercial value, especially in highly competitive markets.
Medical device technology is one of the biggest industries in health care, and growing demand for state-of-the-art consumer medical devices is driving this explosive growth. It’s an industry that is becoming a high-volume consumer electronics market in which technical innovation, cost control and IP are critical to commercial success. It’s also a very competitive industry and succeeding requires staying informed on the best practices for product development, marketing, sales, financing, IP management and licensing.
Is your intellectual property a breakthrough technology or an incremental improvement? The former creates a new industry, the latter improves existing products or technologies. In this article, we’ll take a look at what a disruptive or breakthrough IP is, and some key factors to consider when deciding whether starting a business or licensing it is […]
Your startup could qualify for over $32 billion in grant funding. How? Through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, also known as America’s Seed Fund. These programs are one of the largest sources of early-stage capital for technology commercialization in the United States. They provide grant funding to […]