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BlueIron's Patent Myth Podcast

Nov 26, 2019

Patent valuation is really slippery, and completely depends on the context.

Patents can be thought of as call options on technology.  They are a time-limited bet that the market will adopt a technology.

At the beginning, the patent is an out-of-the-money call option and has only potential value.  Once infringement...

Nov 19, 2019

Customer feedback is essential to know if a patent is worth the expense - but some people think their idea will be "stolen" if they talk to customers.

What should they do?

Two answers:

One, if you need to tell people about your invention when doing customer discover, you are doing it wrong.

Two, there is almost 100%...

Nov 5, 2019

Most startups worry about being able to use their patents, since they do not have a war chest to assert the patents.

Other than getting patent enforcement insurance, startups use patents in many different ways.  Mostly, they use patents to negotiate deals with competitors, start joint ventures, cross license to get...