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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Financing Patents is Actually CHEAPER Than Paying a Patent Attorney

Financing patents through BlueIron is actually cheaper than paying as you go with a conventional patent attorney. This is because the cost of capital for startup companies is so high.

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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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Financing Patents Is Actually CHEAPER Than Paying a Patent Attorney

Financing patents through BlueIron is actually cheaper than paying as you go with a conventional patent attorney. This is because the cost of capital for startup companies is so high.

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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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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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Provisional Patent

In almost all circumstances, an entrepreneur or startup company should NOT get a provisional patent application. The main purpose of the provisional patent application is to *delay* the patent..

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How Much Do Patent Attorneys Charge

The average patent costs about $60,000, and most of that goes to your patent attorney. How much do patent attorneys charge?  Be prepared to pay them about $45,000 through the entire process.

The..

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