Tag: IP

How to Avoid Getting Stuck with a Big Company Who Sits on Your IP

May 17, 20170 Comments

What happens if a larger company licenses your intellectual property and then sits on in it? Is it a deliberate strategy to keep it off the market, or they just slow-moving and haven’t decided what to do with the IP? Sometimes it’s a combination of both, and in other situations it’s a deliberate strategy. While […]

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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 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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