Don’t’ let this happen to your start-up. You spend all your money on hiring the right people, developing your IP, travel to meetings, investor presentations, legal fees, prototypes, marketing, and other expenses that just pop-up. One day your accountant tells you your current cash burn rate is only enough for […]
Is Your Royalty Rate Open to Interpretation?
Recently Qualcomm announced it was taking a hit on its revenue forecast. The reason is a royalty dispute with Apple, which 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 […]
How Your Startup Can Avoid Big IP Development Costs
For many startups, going all the way from IP development to market launch is often capital intensive. Many times funding is hard to get because of the high costs and risks involved. That’s where the licensing route is one of best strategies to use.
How to Use Licensing to Scale Up Your Business
The expectation to grow fast with fewer resources is always a challenge, especially for small businesses and startups. “Can it be scaled” is something you often hear from investors evaluating the revenue potential of your business model. A software product is a classic example of a scalable business. The costs […]
Is Your Business Making the Right IP Investments?
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 […]