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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