Patents are Call Options on Technology

The only way for your patent to be valuable is to bring a product to market.

This post was published on Medium. You can read it here.

This post is an excerpt from my upcoming book "Startup IP..

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What Are The Costs To Enforce or Defend a Patent?

Two stages of litigation: claim construction and the trail.

Post Grant Review (or Inter-Partes Review)

Patent litigation can be very expensive, and the costs of litigation go up considerably with..

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Patent Myths #3- "Broad Claims are a good thing."

Inventors like to think that their patents are “broad” and somehow that is good.  It is not.

The risks with broad patents are that they are more easily invalidated, but it is also a sales pitch..

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Should I Get A Patent Before Talking To Customers?

No. As an investor in patents, I am willing to wait for the Second Patent.

In my business of financing patents for startup companies, I am usually willing to pass on the First Patent for a..

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Should I File A Provisional Patent Application?

You should almost NEVER file a provisional patent application. In virtually every case, a small company or independent inventor is better off by filing a complete, well-written, non-provisional..

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How Much Does A Patent Cost?  The Real Truth

In this article, we look at many different factors regarding the cost of patents:

How much does a patent cost?

What are the costs to just file a patent application?

Is micro entity worth it?

Is a..

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How Much Does It Cost To File A Patent?

How much does it cost to file a patent?  The US average is about $12k, but the total cost of a patent is closer to $60k.

Have you been quoted much less? There are plenty of patent attorneys who..

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Patent Enforcement Insurance Makes Your Company Valuable

Why should I get a patent? I don't have enough money to enforce it.

Many startup companies don't bother with patents because they don't think they can enforce them.  And they are right.  A patent..

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What Does A Quality Patent Look Like?

We evaluate patents every day. We underwrite investments in intellectual property, either for financing patents before they are written or for providing loans against patents that already exist. ..

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Average Patent Cost

How much does the average patent cost? The average patent cost about $60,000.  The patent process involves two major phases.

Patent "preparation" is when the patent is originally drafted and filed..

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