26 Sep’14

The Impact of the Alice Decision on Corporate Patent Assets

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The Supreme Court’s Alice decision has introduced a dimension of uncertainty associated with the validity of many of the software patents held by operating companies today. There seems to be a consensus among some of the leading academic and judiciary experts supporting that conclusion, as seen in recent comments made by Stanford Law School’s Prof. […]

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16 Sep’14

Crowdfunding Update: IP Protection and Startup Valuation Considerations

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Mary Juetten, CEO of Traklight and Efrat Kasznik, Foresight Valuation Crowdfunding is expected to become a leading source of financing in the early stage, on both rewards and equity platforms. It is likely to add more transparency to startup valuations and, at the same time, contribute to an upward trend in valuations. However, the lack […]

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08 Sep’14

Business Model Innovation: Why Building a Better Mousetrap is Not Enough

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What do solar energy and personal communications have in common? While energy and communications seem unrelated industries, they have significant similarities if one considers the role of business model innovation as a precursor to success in bringing new intellectual property to market. Take, for example, two companies: •SolarCity Corporation (Nasdaq: SCTY), a solar panel installation […]

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