Should I license my IP, sell a royalty stream, or just produce products?

Berkonomics

They will be more willing to pay a royalty fee if your product gets them to market earlier or is protected by patent to create a barrier to their competition. The license to use your IP can be in the form of a one-time payment or structured as a continuing fee.

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Should I license my IP, sell a royalty stream, or just produce products?

Berkonomics

They will be more willing to pay a royalty fee if your product gets them to market earlier or is protected by patent to create a barrier to their competition. The license to use your IP can be in the form of a one-time payment or structured as a continuing fee.

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Intellectual Property – Worthless To A Startup, Priceless To A Big Dumb Company

InfoChachkie

Intellectual Property (IP) is an ugly thing at a startup. However, to a Big Dumb Company (BDC), a startup’s IP is a thing of beauty. How can IP be worthless to a startup yet very worthwhile to a BDC? Because IP has intrinsic value, but only in the right hands.

The Audacious Plan to Make Electricity as Easy as WiFi

Both Sides of the Table

Did anybody hold patents that would prevent us from using this technology? I seldom hire patent attorneys during due diligence but this was too important. We hired IP specialists to review prior art. We grilled their IP attorneys.

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Five Startup Tips From Bill Gates

InfoChachkie

Bill’s advice reflects Microsoft’s hardnosed culture, which encourages internal competition and a ruthless pursuit of the truth. Banana IP. "Intellectual As described in IP Is Worthless To A Startup , most startups over estimate the value of their intellectual property.

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Startup Business Model Considerations

SoCal CTO

Fantastic post by Christian Gammill - Startup Delta Force… From a competitive perspective (e.g. Team – higher requirements for caliber of team members Product – focus on truly differentiated and not me-too Market – is it really big enough to provide investor returns** Traction – need more users, partners, patents, etc Timing – are you building for yesterday or 2 yrs from now?

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NDA Stealth Mode and Sharing Your Startup Concept

SoCal CTO

You’ll learn about competitive products that exist or are being built. More Reading Finally, if you are reading this, then you probably should be reading more about Startup IP ( Intellectual Property ) and definitely follow Jill Hubbard Bowman's IP Law for Startups.

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The 4 Partners Early-Stage Startups Need

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To make sure your IP is protected — As I’ve written before, failing to develop an IP strategy, including a plan for protecting your IP as well as avoiding unwitting infringements of someone else’s, is a huge mistake.

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Roping in the Legal Eagles

InfoChachkie

Just as you would not ask your family physician to perform a coronary bypass, do not ask your corporate lawyer to help you write your patent application. Most corporate attorneys can give you general guidance with respect to securing your Intellectual Property (IP) rights, especially with respect to trademarks, copyrights and other non-patent-related items. However, you should seek a patent attorney when it is time to craft your patent application.

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Interview with Kanaan Jemili, uCast Global

socalTECH

He saw that the industry was being disrupted globally, and actually started with the idea of building a new company that could be scalable, and flexible, and offer delivery of that content at competitive pricing. For the first three years, it was all about research and development, building IP and patents and so forth. In a world of digital video, whats the best way to distribute and monetize that streaming video content?

Interview with Cliff Rees, XCast Labs

socalTECH

It seems that every week, a new, Voice-over-IP provider firm surfaces in the market, either providing PBX services, voicemail, or other similar services. round of funding from the Pasadena Angels and Frontera Capital for a voice-over-IP service, and we thought we'd talk with Cliff Rees, the firm's CEO, to understand how the firm is different from those many providers. We've got patents on technology that helps save bandwidth utilized for VoIP calls and particularly for video.

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Interview with Phil Ressler, BigStage Entertainment

socalTECH

One problem with other avatar technology, is that in most competitive cases what people are doing is using a standard head model and trying to apply a face to that model. Unlike most web media firms, we've got a real, protectable IP, based on serious computer science, three patents, and five more pending.

Interview: Venture Capitalists On Pitching

socalTECH

Defensibility is also big--we're not interested in the me-too's without some unique IP. At GRP, we don't care about patents--they're nice to have, but not required--but we're looking for defensible IP in an area with an interesting, and big, idea. It's also good to talk somewhat about the competition, and why this ideas is different from the others.