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Rethinking the Lowly NDA

BlueIron is now using the Ethical NDA from Ethical Collaboration Association, a 501(c)3 non-profit. The Non Disclosure Agreement is one of the basic agreements that every entrepreneur uses. For newbies, the NDA is a revered document that “protects” an idea from being stolen. For older, crusty entrepreneurs, the NDA is a pointless waste of time…

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Why We Use The Ethical NDA

BlueIron is starting to use the Ethical NDA in all our new deals.  The Ethical NDA is available here and is administered by the Ethical Collaboration Association, a 501(c)3 non profit. Why do we use the Ethical NDA? It is because we want to establish a collaborative relationship, plain and simple.  We value the back…

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VITY.CO Finances Four Patents Through BlueIron IP

VITY.CO FINANCES 4 PATENTS THROUGH BLUEIRON IP. Burbank, CA – VITY.CO, a leading innovator in social media influencer marketing, has financed its fourth patent through BlueIron IP. “BlueIron’s patent financing has freed up capital for me to raise our next round of funding – and has given VITY a huge asset for our investors,” says…

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Colorado Code Craft Receives Patent Financing Investment from BlueIron IP

PRESS RELEASE – Loveland, Colorado – Colorado CodeCraft, a Denver-based software security and virtual reality company, is using BlueIron’s unique patent financing to keep their costs under control, but more importantly, get better patent protection than they could get anywhere. Under BlueIron’s financing, Colorado CodeCraft delays paying for their patents, but gets a much stronger…

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Exclusive Licenses Can Be More Valuable Than Owning Patents Outright

Own or Rent?  Exclusive Licenses Can Be More Valuable Than Owning Patents Outright. Patents encapsulate the hopes and dreams of a company and many investors, CEOs, and inventors have a negative gut reaction about not “owning” their patents.  For some reason, “owning” their patents is a deeply emotional issue, but it should not be.  Exclusive…

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Why IoT Patents are Hot

What are the hottest patents?  IoT patents. Most people do not realize that there is an extensive, highly developed secondary market for patents.  This market runs under the radar for the most part, with occasional news stories about “patent trolls”.  However, it is very sophisticated, well financed, and trades tens of billions of dollars of…

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Investing In Patents Website Launched

My new book “Investing In Patents” describes the patent system from a perspective of an investor in a startup company. Angel or venture capital investors often just “check the box” for patents, but few really understand how the system works.  Most investors are shocked to know that many of the patents their portfolio companies are…

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Request for Help – Book Launch

Request for Help My first book “Investing In Patents” is launching on World Intellectual Property Day (April 26). The book explains the BlueIron investment philosophy and various techniques we use for evaluating inventions, then curating “investment-grade” patents for our portfolio companies. This book is not the standard book on patents.  It begins with the premise…

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