16 Jan’18

Insights from WIPO’s “World IP Indicators 2017” Report: Key Patenting Trends Around the Globe

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The World IP Organization (WIPO) has recently published its annual report titled: “World Intellectual Property Indicators 2017”, covering world IP filing activity for 2016.  The report is a comprehensive coverage of global patent and trademark filing trends, comparing and ranking the world’s leading regional patent and trademark offices (“IP Offices”) by their level of activity […]

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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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17 Jul’14

Living in a Bubble? Demystifying Startup Valuations

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  Just when it seemed as though start-up valuations had peaked in 2013, the year 2014 has started with an opening shot in the form of the reported $3.2 billion acquisition of Nest Labs by Google, followed with Facebook’s $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp. It now looks as if this year continues the perfect-storm conditions, […]

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16 Apr’14
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Industry report – Crowdfunding, the JOBS Act and the future of innovation funding

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If you back a Kickstarter crowdfunding project by a company that ends up selling to Facebook for $2 billion, do you deserve to get a return on your campaign donation? This is the q uestion raised by some of the backers of the September 2012 crowdfunding campaign of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, which successfully […]

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