Getting paid is one of the essential terms in a licensing agreement. Negotiating the right royalty rate makes the difference between generating income and creating a fortune. One of my clients discovered this the hard way. After they signed their licensing deal, they realized the royalty rate was too low. […]
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 is the royalty rate formula that determines how much Apple owes Qualcomm for the rights to use its chips in […]
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 then having to litigate your way out of a licensing agreement. Your licensing agreement is a contract between you and […]
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: