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Can I raise money when I finance my patents?

Yes! Our due diligence reports are highly respected by investors. Our patent financing due diligence process not only evaluates patentability, but also enforceability, the economic advantage of the invention, its value to the startup’s market, as well as its value to competitors. Solid business value is REQUIRED before BlueIron can finance the invention, and BlueIron’s…

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Can I buyout my patents if they are financed?

Yes. The buyout cost for a patent is set up front and will not change. The buyout is NOT a percentage of patent value, revenue, or any other measure. We do not take warrants, “success fees,” or any type of carry. Our job is to build Investment Grade Patents for you, not become a tax…

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Is it better to own my patents rather than lease them?

Financially, a startup’s cost of capital is extremely high – especially at the beginning – so every dollar needs to be spent wisely.  Leasing or renting assets is much more capital efficient. Most startup companies lease office space and even lease furniture through a coworking space.  They lease computer services through Amazon Web Services and…

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Can I enforce my patents while they are being financed?

Yes! Just like leasing a car, you have full CONTROL of the IP assets without having to pay the full price up front. Because you have an exclusive license, you – and only you – decide how to use the patent assets. You can enforce, license, sublicense, cross license, or sell your business assets. BlueIron…

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What is the legal structure of patent financing?

The legal structure is a convertible note, lease-back structure. The IP assets are held in a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV), which is how virtually all of the Fortune 500 companies hold their IP. The SPV grants an exclusive license to the startup with a buyout option. The startup can exercise the buyout option at any…

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What risk is BlueIron taking when financing a patent?

BlueIron is taking several risks when financing a patent. BlueIron is taking the risk that the patent will even issue. BlueIron is making an investment in researching the invention, writing the patent, and getting the patent through the patent office.  If BlueIron fails to get a patent, you can walk away from the deal at…

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How long does it take to get a patent?

BlueIron can get a US patent as quickly as six months or less in some cases.  However, many times it takes 3 to 5 years. How do we do it? BlueIron’s founder, Russ Krajec, had the opportunity to join a startup company where we needed patent assets as fast as possible.  In that startup, he…

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Who controls my patents when they are financed?

You have full control of your patents while BlueIron finances them.  However, just like having a landlord for your office space, BlueIron “owns” the patents. There is a difference between control and “ownership.”  BlueIron “owns” the patents, but you control them. Having control of the patents means that you get all the benefits of owning…

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