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. […]
Sometimes an IP is more valuable inside someone else’s product than as your own standalone product. Instead of spending all your money on manufacturing, distribution and sales, licensing your IP to companies who in turn integrate it into their products and pay you a licensing fee for every product sold is a smart business strategy.
If licensing isn’t part of your marketing strategy, you could be missing some big income opportunities. Licensing is often thought of as a separate strategy – either we use licensing to generate revenues or sell our products directly. But that’s the wrong way to think about licensing. On the contrary, […]
DSL created a multi-billion dollar industry. It was launched into the market by a startup who licensed the technology from a top US university. The IP changed the internet and catapulted this startup into a a world leader. For startups, developing an IP from the ground up is an expensive and risky endeavor. But there is a better way to launch a startup.
The growth of IP and licensing is creating new, previously un-thought of ways to exploit and use it. Savvy IP owners are finding new sources of income by re-purposing their IP for use in a different industry or product application.