IP Management

Is Your Business Still Using a Go-It-Alone Strategy?

April 6, 20170 Comments

Competing in a fast-moving industry is challenging, especially if you’re up against bigger companies with lots of resources. Rather than going head to head, why not turn your competition into revenue generating partners. Recently a small technology company announced they were in the process of negotiating a number of licensing deals for their wireless charging […]

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Is Your Business Stuck in the “Make and Sell” Mentality?

March 8, 20170 Comments

You are in the knowledge management business.  No matter whether you make and sell products, services or technology, your core business is managing the intellectual assets used in creating, marketing and selling  your products, services or technologies. In the 21st century, the most successful companies are those effectively managing their knowledge in the form of […]

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Are You Getting Short-Changed on Your Royalty Reports?

March 1, 20170 Comments

How do you know your licensees are paying the correct amount of royalties? Generally, royalties are paid quarterly with statements from your licensing partner showing the previous quarter sales and amount of royalties owed. But a royalty report doesn’t always mean you’re getting paid the right amount. There are still a some ways your royalty […]

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How to Use a Licensing Partner to Build Your Licensing Program

February 1, 20170 Comments

This is part two of the three-part series on licensing strategies. Part one covered direct licensing and how to use it to license different markets, territories and applications of your intellectual property. Sub-licensing is a second strategy that leverages the resources of your licensing partner to help build your licensing program. It’s a good option […]

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Are You Putting All Your IP Eggs in One Basket?

January 18, 20170 Comments

Your intellectual property can be licensed in many ways, whether its generating revenues from different products, developing new applications, or building a bigger market opportunity. Each is a different strategy. The question is which one is right for your intellectual property? This is part one of a three-part article in which I’ll discuss three of […]

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