Posts Tagged: vc


Open Letter Exaggerates the Benefits of Recent Patent Reforms

HTIA’s letter argues that venture capital funding and startup activity have grown in recent years, further proof of their view that the federal government has properly …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 3

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
2 years ago 2

How Can More Lawyers Become Tech Company CEOs?

Most CEOs won’t make a move without first consulting their general counsel or other legal adviser. But the general counsel seldom rises to the CEO spot. …
By Derek Handova
3 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
4 years ago 23

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

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

Failing Your Way to Success

Consider, for example, the old axiom that entrepreneurs must be unwaveringly fixated on a single goal. Most startups are built around a single product or service that …
By Edward Balassanian
8 years ago 5

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
9 years ago 3

Industry Urges Congress to Continue Renewable Fuel Standard

While many people believe that alternative energy is at least several decades away, what is clear is that if we do not set out about making that …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 1

An Inconvenient Truth: Patents Do Not Deter Research

Carrier goes on to detail the comprehensive research of Professor John Walsh who in 2007 surveyed 1125 biomedical researchers in universities, government labs and nonprofit institutions. Walsh received 414 responses …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 22

Winning the Future: How States Can Promote Innovation

One approach to promoting IP protection at the State/regional level would be for the State/incubators to create targeted “IP Protection Funds.” These Funds could be …
By David S. Nay
9 years ago 0

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

Why Patents Matter for Job Creation and Economic Growth

According to Pascal Levensohn, Managing Partner of Levensohn Venture Partners, the problem with the US economy is the lack of Initial Public Offerings. He opines that without …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 64

Patents in the Real World

But looking back, what strikes me is the surprisingly-variable role that patents played in the growth and success of the half-dozen trailblazing startup companies that I helped …
By Henry R. Nothhaft
9 years ago 24