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.
Number 6: “Are Patents Valuable to Tech Startups”
This question is answered on Quora.
Number 5: “Patent Trolls are Killing Startups – Except When They’re Saving Them”
A story about how Wellpoint sued Ditto for patent infringement.
Number 4: “Why Patents Matter to Startups”
From the Indegogo blog.
Number 3: “For Start-Ups, Patents Can Be A Gold Rush”
Washington Post article about Opower, a startup company.
Number 2: “Will the New Patent Law Kill the Garage Inventor and Startup?”
Entrepreneur.com’s take on the changes to the patent laws.
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.