Top 7 Articles About Patents for Startups

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.

http://techcrunch.com/2012/06/21/do-patents-really-matter-to-startups-new-data-reveals-shifting-habits/

Do Patents Really Matter to Startups?
Do Patents Really Matter to Startups?

Number 6: “Are Patents Valuable to Tech Startups”

This question is answered on Quora.

https://www.quora.com/Are-patents-valuable-to-tech-startups

Are patents valuable to tech startups?
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.

http://www.wired.com/2013/09/patent-trolls-versus-startups/

Patent Trolls Are Killing Startups - Except When They're Saving Them
Patent Trolls Are Killing Startups – Except When They’re Saving Them

Number 4: “Why Patents Matter to Startups”

From the Indegogo blog.

https://go.indiegogo.com/blog/2015/04/why-patents-matter-to-startups.html

Why Patents Matter to Startups
Why Patents Matter to Startups

Number 3: “For Start-Ups, Patents Can Be A Gold Rush”

Washington Post article about Opower, a startup company.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/on-small-business/for-start-ups-patents-can-be-a-gold-rush/2012/05/04/gIQA4U4u1T_story.html

For Startups, Patents Can Be A Gold Rush
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.

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230034

Will the New Patent Law Kill the Garage Inventor and Startup?
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.

http://www.blueironip.com/statistical-correlation-between-patent-ownership-and-success/

Success Factor of Patent Ownership
Success Factor of Patent Ownership
Statistical Correlation Between Patent Ownership and Success
Statistical Correlation Between Patent Ownership and Success

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