Posts Tagged: angel financing


A Practical Guide to Startup Funding

What if your startup is a university startup based on university developed and patented technology? The goal is not only to create a domestic corporation, but also …
By Irwin Stein & Gene Quinn
4 months ago 5

How the U.S. Can Inspire the Next Generation of Innovators

An unfounded belief persists that entrepreneurs are the primary innovators. However, in a study of the top 30 innovations of the last 30 years up through 2009, as judged by …
By Derek Handova
12 months ago 2

Patent Financing: An alternative path to protection for startups

RUSS KRAJEC: The startup company has an exclusive license, so they have full control of the asset, and they have a buyout option that can be exercised …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 1

Patent Financing: How startups can obtain funding for their patent applications

BlueIron’s non-dilutive financing for startups pays all of the patent costs, including filing fees and attorney’s fees, using a conventional commercial “lease-back” arrangement. This model …
By Russ Krajec
2 years ago 3

How the U.S. is Killing Innovation and why it Matters for Entrepreneurs

The engine that made America a greatest economic power was a patent system that led to tremendous innovation by incentivizing entrepreneurial …
By Paul Morinville
3 years ago 23

Patent Strategy: Laying the Foundation for Business Success

It is also critical for inventors and entrepreneurs to have a strategy to succeed, which seems simple enough, but is typically anything but simple for the creative …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 7

What Does the LinkedIn IPO Mean for Economy, Jobs?

It is still early to know whether this is irrational exuberance or whether this is a meaningful event for the companies that follow LinkedIn to IPO. In …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 3

Patenting Software: The Business Responsible Thing to Do

Whether the "open source means free" community ever chooses to acknowledge it, the truth is that a patent is a business tool; an asset. If you are …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 95

Proposal: Unlocking Job Growth with Patent Acceleration

The reality is that unless and until Congress steps up to the plate and does something, which seems extraordinarily unlikely, the Patent Office will be left to …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 10

Patent Strategy: Laying the Foundation for Business Success

Patents provide a competitive advantage, and those sophisticated in business know enough to look for and exploit whatever competitive advantage exists. Patents are the 800 pound gorilla of …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 1