Recently Qualcomm announced it was taking a hit on its revenue forecast. The reason is a royalty dispute with Apple who is withholding royalty payments on its contract. At issue […]
Don’t shortchange the time it takes to structure the right type of licensing agreement. If the agreement is riddled with holes, nothing is more draining in both time and money […]
One of the most important and overlooked areas of your start-up is intellectual property. It’s often your most important core asset and the difference between your success and failure in the market. But the question is whether your start-up is managing your IP the right way to succeed in the commercial marketplace. Get it wrong, and your start-up is doomed to failure. Here are top 4 fatal IP mistakes and how your start-up can avoid them.
How do you know your licensees are paying the correct amount of royalties? Generally, royalty reporting is done on a quarterly basis. The licensee is required to provide a statement showing the previous quarter sales and amount of royalties paid. However there are still a number of ways that royalties can be under reported. Here’s a list of the 3 big royalty reporting errors and how to avoid them:
As a licensee, you are making a substantial investment to time, money and resources to license and commercialize an intellectual property. Your due diligence efforts will help insure your best chance of success with the IP.