Posts Tagged: funding innovation

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
6 months 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 …
By Paul Morinville & Gene Quinn
9 months ago 12

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
11 months 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
11 months 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
12 months 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
1 year 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
3 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
3 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
3 years ago 2

NASA Challenge Seeks Visionary Technology Concepts to Fund

NASA's Space Technology Program is looking for visionary advanced concepts. This year's annual call for NASA's Innovative Advanced Concepts Program (NIAC) is seeking proposals for revolutionary concepts …
4 years ago 0

Forfeiting the Future Over Irrational Fear of Software Patents

If you haven't noticed America doesn't make anything any more, at least nothing that is tangible. Everything we buy is made in China, or Mexico or Viet …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 92

Getting a Loan with Your Patents

An assignment indicates who owns an issued patent or pending patent application. They are registered with the USPTO and available for public inspection. There is a special …
By Mark Nowotarski
4 years ago 21