search for good ip

Finding IP licensing opportunities can be a full time job. Unless you have a full time IP scout who is constantly looking at thousand of IP opportunities, it’s a challenge to figure out where to look.

Many large sources of IP developers are recognizing the need to make it easier for small businesses to learn about their IP licensing opportunities. An example is Sandia National Labs (http://www.sandia.gov) a government funded research & development center. Sandia has set up initiatives over the last several years to make licensing its technology easier, and those technologies easier to find.

Today’s fastest growing companies are companies built on intellectual property. The sheer diversity of IP and circumstances surrounding its creation can make it challenging to find the right type of IP for your business. IP is valuable it solves a specific problem, fills a big need, or creates a new marketplace. The value of a good IP for your business goes up exponentially if it prevents competitors from competing against you.

Finding a good IP that give you a competitive advantage for a relatively low cost makes it worth the effort. The best approach is to understand what type of IP you are searching for, such as a new patented product or technology that is ready to commercialize, or a big brand that can be added to your product line.

Licensing Consulting Group is offering a free special report, 4 Inside Secrets to Finding a Good IP. This report discusses the 4 steps to researching and identifying the right kind of licensing opportunity, and what you should look for in evaluating trademarks, patents and copyrights. Click here to download this report.

Mr. Brenner has over 30 years IP management and licensing experience with various industries including consumer products, food, entertainment, software,health technology, medical devices and digital media. He has led international licensing programs as both licensee and licensor, and through consulting projects focused on strategy and management, outbound / inbound licensing initiatives, and IP audits and due diligence.. He has developed and managed deals with Fortune 1000 companies including Universal Studios, Fox Interactive, Sony Pictures, Dow, Cargill, SmithKline Glaxo, Ranir, Coca Cola, Kellogg’s, Hasbro, Mattel, and others. He is a public speaker and published writer, and has taught classes at the university level. His speaking events have included UC Irvine, Tritech/SBDC, Irvine Chamber, Fast Start Studios, ICFO Investors Conference, San Diego Investment Conference, Westlaw Legal Center (NYC), National Speakers Association, and the Hong Kong FilmArt Expo. He has written several articles on licensing intellectual property which have appeared in the Licensing Journal, Intellectual Property Magazine, and License India.

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