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 […]
Licensing is a flexible strategy that offers many options. One of those is using it to capitalize on new growth opportunities without spending lots of time and money. Recently a company with natural health products wanted to expand its business but didn’t have the financial resources to support its growth plans. So the company split its product IP into two separate entities, and then used licensing to fund its expansion plans .
Intellectual property is now center stage for every business everywhere. And it’s imperative your business makes the best use of its IP assets. That means making it part of your long and short-term strategy. But more important, you must make the right investments in developing, acquiring, protecting and managing your IP assets. Your business value […]
Innovation and new products or services are the lifeblood of every business. But in todays’ quickly changing marketplace, if your R&D isn’t fast enough, your business could wind up falling behind faster and more nimble competitors. Shrinking time – to – market, faster obsolescence and increasing competition is making the “invented here” syndrome an increasingly […]
Your business is managing what’s inside your business – its intangible assets. Everyday your business either uses or produces IP. It’s your most valuable asset and it’s also an asset you’re business is most likely not using to its fullest money-making potential. Managing and making money licensing your business IP is a strategy to grow […]