Intellectual property is a critical business asset. Ensure your startup has a strategy to protect and leverage it.


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Managing intellectual property: Startups and IP

Intellectual property can include patents, confidential information, trademarks and copyright. Learn how to protect and maximize its commercial potential.


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Startups and intellectual property (IP): What tech investors look for

Ensure your startup has unencumbered ownership of intellectual property to attract investors or new partners.

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Industrial design, plant breeders’ rights, and integrated circuit topographies as intellectual property

Protect specialized forms of intellectual property with industrial design, integrated circuit topographies and plant breeder’s rights.


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Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) with investors, partners, customers and patents

Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) protect confidential information that you share with potential stakeholders.

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Commercializing your innovation: What to expect from your tech transfer office

How a technology transfer office can assist you in commercializing for your innovation.


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Licensing as a revenue model for technology products

Learn the ins and outs of the licensing revenue model.

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Confidential information strategy

Assess and protect your company’s confidential information.


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Licensing new technology as a way of financing your innovation

Licensing proceeds can help you finance the development of your technology.

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Patent strategy for tech startups: Protecting intellectual property

Patents are important to the commercial value of a startup and its intellectual property protection—patent strategically.


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Business ideas: Can you protect them? Copyright, patents and trademarks may protect intellectual property (IP)

What recourse do you have if someone with whom you shared your idea starts a competing business?

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Copyright strategy for startups: Open source versus copyright

Employing a careful copyright strategy can benefit your startup.


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Building IP a tech major would value

Advice on building robust patent applications that yield intellectual property of value to a tech major.


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Getting bought by Google: Or another technology heavyweight

What technology majors seek in buying a startup and how entrepreneurs can build a strong valuation. Learn the important role intellectual property plays in this process.