Posts Tagged: investors


Innovation Requires Imagination, Vision and Risk Taking

Building a strong patent portfolio that meaningfully protects the innovation in question and continues to push outward into adjacent spaces, as important as it is, will only …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 1

A Short History Lesson on Patent Policy

Starting before World War II and continuing throughout the 1950s, 60s and 70s, short sighted and now discredited government antitrust policies, coupled with judicial hostility toward patent …
By Robert Taylor
4 years ago 9

What if we don’t have sufficient intellectual property rights?

Fundamentally, patents facilitate access to VC financing, market entry and job creation. Without patents and an effective IP environment, the process stalls and, in some cases, firms …

To patent or not to patent? The market reality for software patents

If you have any software patent that is essentially a software version of a human practice — something that was done in human practice — and you decide to …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 2

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 …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 0

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
5 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
5 years ago 37

Patents are Important: Bursting the Twitter Patent Mythology

Twitter is a perfect case study to demonstrate just how important patents, particularly software patents, are to a start-up company that has aspirations of going public... In …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 28

Does the law of innovation work against itself?

There is nothing wrong with academics obtaining research funding from corporate sponsors, and to Professor Tucker’s credit, she fully discloses her funding sources. It is important, …
By Ron Katznelson, Ph.D.
5 years ago 4

Book Review: The Intangible Investor

Prosperity in the United States is now almost completely tied to innovation, and a prerequisite to successful innovation is access to capital. The central theme of Bruce …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 5

Picking Strategic Partners: How and Why

In business and the corporate world, it’s all about who know. When bringing an invention idea to fruition, it’s all about whom you partner with. …
By Jack Lander
8 years ago 1

Start-Up Reality: No Patent = No Funding, No Business, No Jobs

The log jam in patents issuances is not the only impediment to start-up job creation. Although it is certainly a big one. Tax and regulatory burdens on …
By Henry R. Nothhaft
9 years ago 10

Breakthroughs & Abandonment: Patent Abandon Rate is a Reliable Measure of Speculative Portfolios

Abandons per action can be interpreted as a level of speculation in applications. Applications that have high abandon rates are highly speculative. Most of the inventions described …
By Mark Nowotarski
9 years ago 10

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
9 years ago 95