10 Tips for a Winning Licensing Presentation

Presentations are the foundation of any licensing negotiation. It makes the case for why a company should license your IP. The secret is to make the presentation as compelling as possible to justify the time spent negotiating the IP license.

Trade Secrets – An IP That Can Last Forever

Trade secret law is the oldest form of IP protection. Trade secrets are most often in the form of inventions, know-how, and show-how information that gives you a competitive advantage. Examples of types of trade secrets include formulas, recipes, software, business processes, databases, customer lists and proprietary information. Anything that takes time, money, or effort to develop and that you don’t want your competitors to know.

University IP Launches 14 Startup Companies

The University of Minnesota launched a record 14 startup companies — many with a medical focus — in 2013. In 2012, it launched 12 startups, breaking the previous year’s record of nine. In a climate of decreasing federal support for scientific research and increasing competition for research grants, the University […]

What’s Your IP Awareness?

Wondering if you have an IP that can be protected? If so, check out this new Intellectual Property Awareness Assessment Tool. It was created by the United States Patent and Trademark Office and National Institute of Standards and Technology. It’s designed to help inventors, entrepreneurs and small businesses find their […]

Intellectual Property is the Key to Growing in the New Economy

Last year, the U.S. Department of Commerce released a study detailing the ways intellectual property supports jobs and promotes economic growth. The report found that IP-intensive industries create 40 million American jobs and account for $5 trillion of U.S. gross domestic product (GDP). Recently, the EU revealed the results of […]

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