How does a “lease-back” arrangement work for financing my patents?

The “lease-back” structure is the same as almost all large Fortune 500 companies do with their patents: the patents are in a holding company but the operating company has full control of them.

You don’t purchase an office building when you need office space, do you?  No.  You lease space from a landlord.  The landlord puts up the capital, furnishes the space, and provides all the amenities.  Buying the office building outright is a waste of capital for a startup company.  This is the same with BlueIron.

BlueIron does the patents on a “lease-back” arrangement.  We build the patents to order, and you pay rent on them.  You always have a buyout option that can be exercised at any time.