Tuesday, September 20, 2016

What Can Startups Do To Protect Their Intellectual Property?

Is your valuation important? How to protect your IP!

If you’ve got a startup, you’ll know about the importance of intellectual property. Often, it’s the only thing that separates you from the competition and makes your company viable. What’s more, venture capitalists will often only invest in startups if they have defensible IP. VCs understand the importance of having real intellectual wealth that can’t be appropriated by some third party.

Thus, every startup today needs some sort of IP plan for success. Intellectual property in today’s market is as valuable and as tradeable as stocks. And new companies can make a killing by licensing their technology to other companies that might benefit. Some of the biggest enterprises in the world seem to agree. Apple, Google and Microsoft combined have spent more than $18 billion on IP in the last six months. And every year, their combined spe
What Can Startups Do To Protect Their Intellectual Property?

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