Posts Tagged: venture capital


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

Patents, the Lifeblood of Innovation

Discoveries that lead to scientific breakthroughs that lead to engineering feats that turn discoveries and breakthroughs into reality takes time; a lot of time. A lot of …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 20

Amici Support i4i at Supreme Court in Microsoft Patent Case

What becomes clear in reading these briefs (and the excerpts below) is that despite what you might have heard to the contrary the Supreme Court has already …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 4

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
10 years ago 24

Proposal: Unlocking Job Growth with Patent Acceleration

The reality is that unless and until Congress steps up to the plate and does something, which seems extraordinarily unlikely, the Patent Office will be left to …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 10

IP Leaders Gather in Boston May 19-21 for LES Spring Meeting

WASHINGTON, April 22, 2010 – Hundreds of intellectual property (IP) business leaders will attend the Licensing Executives Society (USA & Canada) Spring Meeting May 19-21 in Boston. Themed, IP for …
By Press Releases
10 years ago 0

Patent Strategy: Laying the Foundation for Business Success

Patents provide a competitive advantage, and those sophisticated in business know enough to look for and exploit whatever competitive advantage exists. Patents are the 800 pound gorilla of …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 1

Show Me the IP! Venture Capital Success Based on Patents

Earlier today Dale Halling, of Halling IP and State of Innovation Blog, brought to my attention an article on the IAM Magazine Blog from a few weeks …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 16