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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…

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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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Who controls enforcement of my patent?

With our patent enforcement insurance policies YOU control all aspects of how to enforce your patent.  Sometimes you may wish to strongly enforce their patent to prevent a specific competitor from operating in your space.  Other times, you may want to obtain a license agreement from a competitor.  Still other times, you may want to…

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What does patent insurance cost?

Patent insurance comes in two basic forms: patent enforcement and patent defense.  Enforcement is where someone infringes your patent and you need to enforce your rights.  Defense is when someone else accuses you of infringing their patents.  This can be a competitor or a patent troll. Enforcement insurance typically costs about 1% per year of…

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Why does BlueIron include an arbitration clause in its contracts?

We hope we don’t have any arbitration or any lawsuits, ever. However, our agreements are legal documents, and legal documents are written with lawsuits in mind. As we considered this option, it mainly came down to two things: speed and cost. Litigation is costly and time consuming. After examining arbitration as an option, we decided…

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Can BlueIron take control of the patents?

Just like with a mortgage on your house, BlueIron has no ability to affect what you do with the patents you finance. You have full *control* of the assets, even though the title is held by someone else.

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