Throughout history, innovation and technology have shifted the concentration of wealth. In the 1900’s, the Industrial Revolution shifted wealth from the farm to the factory (i.e. machines). Those who learned the new skills of mass production machinery accumulated the wealth.
Today, the next big shift in wealth accumulation is underway. Wealth creation is shifting from the tangible economy (i.e plants and equipment) to the intangible economy of intellectual property. Like the shift that occurred in the Industrial Revolution, wealth will be accumulated by those with the new skills of making money with IP.
Rand Brenner is an IP professional whose passion is helping inventors, startups, and businesses of all sizes use licensing to turn their IP into income-producing products, services, and technologies. His decades of experience run the gamut from medical devices to food technology to consumer products. He’s licensed some of the biggest Hollywood entertainment blockbusters including the Batman Movies (1 and 2), and the number one kid’s action TV show, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Rand speaks about licensing and is a featured speaker at investment conferences, trade shows, colleges, and startup events. His first book, Hidden Wealth: The Money Making Power of Licensing was released in 2019 and is available on Amazon.com. He’s also a published writer with articles appearing in several prestigious trade magazine including The Licensing Journal, Intellectual Property Magazine, and License India. Rand also mentors at the Cal State Fullerton School of Business and Economics and is a judge for their startup business plan competitions.