Executives that have decision making capacity within any innovation-based organization, whether a young startup or a Fortune 500 corporation, almost universally have little or no familiarity with patents from a legal perspective. Sometimes these leaders also have little familiarity with science or technology, and are hired because they are particularly adept in leading a rapidly growing company with hopes of an initial public offering (IPO), or because they have shown a particular facility with raising ever increasing rounds of capital from investors, or for their ability to make returns to early investors on their capital investments. Whatever the case, after a high-tech startup has outgrown the founders as being the top leaders in the C-suite, it is commonplace for the top decision makers in those high-tech companies to be far more familiar with the business and marketplace realities facing technology companies than the actual science and technology that made them high-growth darlings in the first place.
- Advocating for Ethics-Driven Regulation for Blockchain Technologies
- Panelists Highlight Increased Capital, Importance of Foreign Patents for U.S. Patent Monetization at IPWatchdog LIVE 2022
- Are You Bearish or Bullish on the Patent Market?
- Understanding ‘NNN’ Agreements in China
- Entrepreneur Spotlight: How Ray Young is Fighting Content Theft Encouraged by Big Tech Platforms
- Vidal Bans OpenSky from VLSI IPR in Precedential Director Review Decision
- USPTO Publishes RFC on Continuation and Other Criticized Patent Practices
- Claiming the Solid Form: Balancing Language and Data for Success
- IP Goes Pop! Episode 309: Game Changing Inventions Part 1- the 1800s
- IEEE Approves Pro-Patent Holder Policy Updates