Posts Tagged: funding innovation

The Petri Dish Effect will keep Technology in China for Generations

Wealth in Silicon Valley created and then funded more startups, and the cycle continued. It was like a petri dish, only with a multiplication of startups instead …
By Paul Morinville
13 days ago 6

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
1 month 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
10 months ago 2

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

First mover advantage, a false premise in software innovation

The first mover storyline also provides a false narrative because it is flat wrong from the customer perspective as well. Simply stated, the first mover myth ignores …

IV founder Edward Jung says US is losing its competitive edge in funding innovative startups

EDWARD JUNG: ''At the other end of that value chain you now have some of the most valuable companies in the entire world in places like China. …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 0

The Second Mouse Gets the Cheese – The Innovator’s IP Dilemma

While the startup probably had an initial 100% market share due to a temporary de facto monopoly, such share rapidly decreases as soon as others start selling to …
By Louis Carbonneau
2 years ago 4

Distorting Innovation: Fixed Patent Terms and Underinvestment in Long-term Research

Drugs for the treatment of late-stage cancers are less expensive to develop, in part because late-stage drugs extend patients’ lives for a shorter period of time such …
By Dr. Kristina Lybecker
2 years ago 1

What ‘The Economist’ Doesn’t Get About Patents

In what can only be characterized as a bizarre, rambling, and intellectually dishonest article, 'The Economist' has inexplicably taken the position that patents are not necessary for …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 35

Exclusive Interview with Jaime Siegel of Acacia Research

Siegel: "I think this effort to destroy the value of intellectual property is a bigger wet towel on innovation. When startup companies, after they get their angel …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 3

The Cost of Not Having Patent Protection

How many patent applications has your company filed today? If you are a typical new economy small tech company with software and internet centric technology or products, …
By Fatih Ozluturk
3 years ago 37

When You Believe: A High Tech Entrepreneur’s Story

One of the Patent Examiners was surprised that I was there by myself and asked why I didn’t have an “army” of attorneys with me, as …
By Michelle Fisher
3 years ago 5

Choices for Inventors Needing to Raise Money: Sources of Capital

As the girl in the fairy tale ruefully remarked, "You have to kiss a lot of toads to find a prince!" Raising capital is not much different …
By Michael Lewis
4 years ago 2

Choices for Inventors: Commercial Possibilities of Invention

To raise money to get your product to market, you must be able to logically show that it will generate sales volume in the short-term and survive …
By Michael Lewis
4 years ago 1

Getting Your Invention off of the Ground with Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is a proven way to get initial funding for the commercialization of an invention. Crowdfunding involves posting a project description on the internet, asking for pledges …
By Mark Nowotarski
5 years ago 2