Top 7 Posts about Patents for Startups
These are the top posts about patents for startups from the top news sources and blogs around the internet.
Number 7: “Do Patents Really Matter to Startups? New Data Reveal Shifting Habits”
Analysis of Crunchbase data that shows patenting trends for funded companies.
Do Patents Really Matter to Startups?
Number 6: “Are Patents Valuable to Tech Startups”
This question is answered on Quora.
Are patents valuable to tech startups?
Number 5: “Patent Trolls are Killing Startups – Except When They’re Saving Them”
A story about how Wellpoint sued Ditto for patent infringement.
Patent Trolls Are Killing Startups – Except When They’re Saving Them
Number 4: “Why Patents Matter to Startups”
From the Indegogo blog.
Why Patents Matter to Startups
Number 3: “For Start-Ups, Patents Can Be A Gold Rush”
Washington Post article about Opower, a startup company.
For Startups, Patents Can Be A Gold Rush
Number 2: “Will the New Patent Law Kill the Garage Inventor and Startup?”
Entrepreneur.com’s take on the changes to the patent laws.
Will the New Patent Law Kill the Garage Inventor and Startup?
Number 1: “Statistical Correlation Between Patent Ownership and Success”
BlueIron IP’s blog about patents.
France Brevets, a French sovereign investment fund, has published a report (in English) that correlates success of venture-backed startups with the patents held by the startup.
As you would think the chances of success by the company increases when the company has a patent, but I was astounded to learn that biotech or software companies have almost a three times greater chance of success when there is at least one patent.
Success Factor of Patent Ownership
Statistical Correlation Between Patent Ownership and Success