Savvy IP owners are always looking for new sources of income for their IP. Finding other uses or applications for your IP in different industries is one of the best ways to make money with it. This is a strategy often overlooked by most businesses. You view your IP as […]
Earlier this week I was invited by Professor Bill Morris to be a guest speaker at his business strategy class at the UCI School of Business. Since the class focuses on starting a business, my presentation introduced students to licensing, how it works, and why it’s a game-changer for helping […]
Looking for a faster and less expensive way to improve or expand your current product line? Consider licensing in a market-ready incremental IP technology instead of developing it yourself. Recently a company that produces lighting products for use in emergency response vehicles licensed a white light disinfection technology. It fit […]
Big Med Device companies are facing a big problem – their buy to grow strategy isn’t working anymore. The can’t find enough small companies with new med tech in the market that aren’t extremely overpriced. Now big med device companies are looking at creating partnerships with earlier stage med device companies. Although it’s riskier, it’s the only way they can fill their big product pipelines. And that spells big licensing opportunities for startup and emerging med device companies.
Recently the University of Arizona licensed one of its latest technologies, a formulation for a new sunscreen, to a local company. The value of this new technology is the ingredients are combined in such a way that it keeps it from seeping into the skin. And that presented a great licensing opportunity for a small company who spotted the IP.