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How Much Does It Cost To File A Patent?

How much does it cost to file a patent?  The US average is about $12k, but the total cost of a patent is closer to $60k. Have you been quoted much less? There are plenty of patent attorneys who quote much, much less than $12,000 to draft a patent application. But beware. One of the…

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How Much Do Patent Attorneys Charge

How much do patent attorneys charge? The average patent cost about $60,000, and most of that goes to your patent attorney.  How much do patent attorneys charge?  Be prepared to pay them about $45,000 through the entire process. The patent process involves two major phases. Patent “preparation” is when the patent is originally drafted and…

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Average Patent Cost

How much does the average patent cost? The US average is about $60,000. The average patent cost about $60,000.  The patent process involves two major phases. Patent “preparation” is when the patent is originally drafted and filed with the patent office, and patent “prosecution” is the back and forth that happens with the examiner. Typically,…

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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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Greeting Cards

I have sent out greeting cards over the years. I don’t know if it is the world’s best use of marketing budget, and most of the marketing people I know will favor adWords and online advertising, but I prefer to go against the grain. Here are a few of my favorite cards over the years:

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Patent Strategy Presentation

I will be speaking at the TiE Rockies meetup on Friday, April 24 at 7:30am (yeah, I know it is early). It is at Innovation Pavilion in the Denver Tech Center. Details: http://www.meetup.com/TiE-Rockies-Global-Entrepreneurs/events/221554549/ The video introduction: https://youtu.be/kZYbptbx0DI Come and learn how we analyze inventions for patentability, enforceability, and commercial value.

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Join an Accelerator – and Lose Your Intellectual Property

Companies that join accelerators, incubators, coworking spaces, CEO roundtables, etc. are at a huge risk of losing their IP – just because they participate. Most patent valuation analysts will remove 50% or more of the value of a company’s patent *just because they were in an accelerator*. Lose *half* of your most valuable asset –…

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Collateralize your inventions? Is that even possible?

BlueIron is the only business that will use your inventions as collateral and finance patents based only on the strength of your inventions. Even though your patents are being financed, you have full control of your patent assets. You – and only you – can assert the patents against competitors, enter into licensing arrangements, and…

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