Posts Tagged: Business


McDonalds showing serious signs of being dead in the water

In response to all of these body blows to McDonald’s, CEO Steve Easterbrook announced a number of changes that he hopes will set the corporation on …
4 months ago 8

IP Strategies for Changing Times

The vast majority of the assets developed and owned by technology companies are intangible assets, i.e. they reside in their internal information and employees’ brain (Intellectual …
5 months ago 2

Plausibly estimating the market for your invention

There is nothing wrong with dreaming, but there is an extremely important cautionary tale to be told about the tremendous harm that can be done to opportunity …
7 months ago 7

Creating start-up success in an anti-patent climate

They use early IPOs as an alternative to traditional venture funding. But one of the things that the investors place a huge importance on is a very …
7 months ago 1

Patents and Portfolio Value, Up or Down?

David Morland, a partner with 3LP Advisors, moderated the first panel. He lead off the segment by pointing out that in the United States patents are being …
10 months ago 0

10 Business-Oriented Rules for Achieving IP Lawyering Excellence

I have had a fair number of clients, staff members and managers, and have been fortunate to glean various nuggets of wisdom from my interactions with all …
11 months ago 2

Blogging for Business: The Importance of Building Trust

Anyone can say: "I know what I'm doing," and that is the problem. The lesson is simple: It is far better for a prospective client or customer …
1 year ago 2

Engaging Small Business Customers from the Start

Making a startup into a successful small business venture requires more than an entrepreneurial heart and willpower. It takes a loyal base comprised of engaged, connected customers …
1 year ago 0

Patented Wake Board Made in America by Inventor Company

Licensing is relatively easy and potentially less risk financially and less time consuming, but licensing also has its negatives. So I went to Surf Expo with my …
2 years ago 2

Do Patents Promote Innovation? The Market is the Final Arbiter

In my opinion the best way to judge the success or failure of the patent system is by looking broadly at the type of competition it enables …
2 years ago 0

Patent Business: Deals, Settlements, Licenses – January 2013

The month of January started off quite busy, which in all likelihood was as the result of deals and announcements either held over or that simply couldn't …
3 years ago 0

The Other BBB: Business Blogging Basics

By now you may have noticed that most successful businesses have a blog. This is no coincidence. Blogging can help you gain customers, drive traffic to your …
3 years ago 2