Intellectual property is the lifeblood of your startup. In recent study by MIT on the characteristics of successful startups found startups with IP are more successful than those without IP. In particular, it noted that the success of startups wits trademarks are five times higher and those with patents is 35 times higher.
As a start-up one of your biggest challenges is raising capital. The reason is the high risk of failure associated with startups. But there is a way to turn your start-up from a high risk to a high return investment opportunity. A recent study by the OECD confirmed the strong […]
95 percent of active patents fail to earn even one dollar of licensing revenue. It’s not just patents that go unused…other types of IP including trademarks, copyright and trade secrets lie abandoned and unused, locked inside businesses of all sizes who are missing out on a treasure trove of new […]
Even if you are “commercializing” your IP by selling your product or services, you can be overlooking its value. Your IP can help establish creditworthiness and can qualify you to get bank financing to expand or launch a business. This strategy is used by both companies with well-known brands (i.e. […]
A Pennsylvania snack food company used it to secure a $9 million loan. A Furniture Company in Los Angeles used it to get a $6 million dollar loan. A surf apparel company used it to get a $5 million dollar loan. And Toys “R” Us used it to secure over […]