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How much my patents are worth?

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Frequently inventors have difficulty in estimating the value of their patents and often gravitate toward large valuations in the absence of benchmark. This is understandable because for the inventor, his or her patents represent the recognition of their ingenuity, time, and efforts. Often, however, inventors incorrectly estimate the value of their patents. This article explores the fundamentals of patent valuation.
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How to monetize your patent portfolio

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You have worked hard to prosecute patents, or you have spent substantial resources acquiring patents from patent brokerage services.  Either way, now you own one or more patents covering related technology, called a patent portfolio.  It represents a substantial investment of time, labor, and/or money.  The patent portfolio gives you a legal right to exclude others from practicing the inventions
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Simplified Guide To Patent Licensing

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In this post, we answer the following questions:  What does it mean “to license” a patent?  What kinds of patent licenses are there?  Who are you trying to license?  Are you licensing one patent or many?  Which approaches are available for licensing?  What does a patent license agreement contain?  Does the licensing process stop there?  1. What does it mean “to license” a patent?  Before addressing the
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How to Select a Patent Buyer

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Patent sellers are frequently faced with a unique task of finding a suitable patent buyer” or selecting a suitable patent buyer from among several candidates.  In this post, we explain the process and considerations for selecting the best buyer to sell your patents portfolio.  Uniqueness of Intellectual Property  One important thing to realize is that intellectual property in general and patents in particular are not a commodity
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Can I sell my patent?

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Inventors are often not aware that they can sell their patents.  As an initial matter, patents can be sold.  A patent is a piece of property that can be sold like land or a house.  While the terms of patent sales vary greatly, the fundamental concept does not change.  The patent seller and the patent buyer will negotiate the price and conditions, and close
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Where is my patent Enforceable?

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In a global economy patents and territorial rights are frequently discussed together.  Generally, a United States patent is enforceable only in the United States.  This post explores whether a U.S. inventor or patent holder can enforce patent rights in other countries.  Specifically, this post discusses the following topics?  the mechanism of obtaining patents in other countries  whether acts outside the
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