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Patents Make Your Company More Valuable to Acquirers

Good patents make your company more valuable. A well-crafted and curated patent portfolio has patents that make your company much more valuable to an acquirer. When curating a portfolio, BlueIron often targets potential acquirers. We look for where the market will move, how competitors tend to operate, and target inventions that will likely be useful…

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Patents Make Your Company More Valuable Going Into Financing Rounds

Good patents make your company much more valuable when raising money. A patent portfolio increases your value when raising money. A strong portfolio sends a signal to investors that you are sophisticated, understand the marketplace, and mean to be a strong competitor in the marketplace. The stronger your patent portfolio, the more of an “unfair…

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Patents Give You Opportunites for Outbound Licensing

Patents are business tools Patents are useful only when they give your business options that increase your chances for success. Patents can be “trading cards” for negotiations. A competitor that might sue you for infringing their patents are quickly settled with a cross license of your patents. Part of crafting a good portfolio is building…

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Patents Give You Defensible Space in Your Market

A well crafted patent portfolio can give you a defensible space in the marketplace. A good portfolio will cover the key elements of your current products, plus your next several generations of products. A solid, defensible space in the marketplace will greatly increase your business opportunities. Having “patent pending” on your products and advertising sends…

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BlueIron has a Vested Interest in Your Business

BlueIron’s interests are more aligned with your business interest than your patent attorney’s interests. How does the patent attorney tell if your invention is “good”? It only depends on whether your check clears the bank. BlueIron actually cares if your patent has real commercial value. Because your inventions are the only collateral BlueIron has for…

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Expert Portfolio Curation

Selecting the right inventions for patent coverage makes all the difference in whether your patent assets will be commercially useful. BlueIron has years of experience in curating portfolios, and uses several sophisticated metrics to help identify which inventions will be successful in defending your company’s marketplace, suitable for outbound licensing, or otherwise helpful in your…

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No Provisional Patent Applications

Provisional patent applications are almost always the wrong thing for your business. As a startup, you need patents as fast as possible, not to delay the patent. With the patent in your hand, you can raise money, stop competitors from taking your market, put up collateral for a loan…you get the picture. BlueIron specializes in…

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Never Use Equity to do a Job that Debt Can Do

Equity in your company should be valued high – after all, you have confidence in your ability to succeed. Why squander your equity when you can leverage someone else’s capital? BlueIron’s secured financing is very similar to debt: you leverage BlueIron’s capital investment with only a minimum of your own equity. BlueIron’s parallel investment in your company…

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Finance a Stronger Portfolio at a Fraction of the Cost

BlueIron finances better, stronger patent portfolios for a fraction of the cost of hiring a patent attorney. Typical BlueIron clients can get two, three, or more times the patents than if they paid the average patent attorney, and without having to dedicate a person to manage the portfolio, direct the patent attorneys, and make difficult…

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Spend Your Capital on Growing Your Business

The most common refrain of a startup company is that “we can’t afford a patent attorney”. With BlueIron, you don’t have to. BlueIron builds out a professionally curated and managed patent portfolio for you while preserving your capital. BlueIron typically invests more than $40,000 per patent, which includes thorough searches and expediting the patents through…

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