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Investing in Patents: Everything Startup Investors Need to Know About Patents
Investing in Patents Everything Startup Investors Need to Know About Patents Author:Russ Krajec Most patents are worthless. — By some estimations, this could be true of 95% of patents. Startup companies don't help themselves by making fatal mistakes, from filing provisional patents (almost always a bad idea) to treating their first patent as the most important one in their portfolio (it almost never is). — How can an investor help their por... more »tfolio companies navigate the system?
"Investing In Patents" discusses the patent process from an investor's view, but with insider knowledge.Investment-grade patents do not just happen by chance, they are curated through due diligence prior to filing the patent, then careful and consistent management through the process.
Good patents are clear, straightforward, and easy to read. Understandable patent applications are easier to examine, meaning the issued patent is legitimate and defensible.
Good patents have real, solid commercial value. The value of a patent only comes when it captures commercial value - not when it captures some cool technology.
BlueIron IP's business is investing in patents, and this book discusses BlueIron's techniques and tools for evaluating inventions and managing portfolios specifically for startup companies.
Startup companies have specific characteristics and needs that dictate strategies that often do not apply to larger companies with established products and systems. "Investing In Patents" discusses how startups need to manage their patent process, and how investors and guide them.« less