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Is Your Intellectual Property Losing Value?

May 10, 20170 Comments

If you don’t use it, you lose it.  When it comes to intellectual property, its value is lost if it’s not commercialized. IP loses value in several ways. Patents lose value as the get closer to the end of their protection. Trademarks lose value if someone uses it without your permission. And all IP loses […]

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Are You Throwing Everything Including the Kitchen Sink Into Your Licensing Deal?

May 3, 20170 Comments

When licensing your intellectual property, you’re giving someone rights to use your IP in return for royalty payments. If it’s a patent, it can be make, sell, and distribute. If it’s a trademark, it’s rights to use it on their products or services. Your IP is a bundle of rights and unless you know what […]

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Are You Facing a Lifetime of Royalties or Lost Income Opportunities?

April 26, 20170 Comments

Your intellectual property is a bundle of rights that can be licensed in many ways. Licensing your IP to several industries, or for different products, or to a single licensing partner are each different strategies. The right one will multiply your royalty revenues. But the wrong strategy locks up your IP and costs you more […]

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Are You Turning a Deaf Ear to Your Potential Licensing Partner?

April 19, 20170 Comments

One of the most important things you can do in licensing is listen to what a potential partner has to say about your intellectual property. Regardless of what type of IP you have – technology, character, software, formula or process – potential licensing partners will see it from a different perspective of how it can […]

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Are You Throwing Your IP Info Against the Wall to See What Sticks?

April 12, 20170 Comments

Don’t make the mistake of just randomly going out to the market and throwing information about your IP at a bunch of companies. That won’t work. Too many times I’ve met with IP owners doing just that, only to wind up back where they started – nothing to show for their efforts. Your IP is […]

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