02 Jan’20

IP Predictions and Wishes for 2020

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At the beginning of a new year, I usually get asked what my predictions are for the coming year. With the beginning of 2020 being also the start of a new decade, I have participated in a survey of IP experts conducted by IPWatchdog, a leading IP blog that I contribute a lot of articles […]

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27 Jun’19

Foresight Startup Q&A Blog Series: Valuing Early-Stage Startups

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Each week, the Foresight team spends time answering our startup clients’ most pressing questions regarding Financial Modeling, IP Strategy, Valuation, and more. We’ve decided to share some of these important insights in our Startup Q&A Blog Series. The second installment deals with valuing an early-stage startup when dealing with seed investors. Question: How Do I […]

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26 Apr’19

When a Stick Becomes a Carrot: How Toyota’s Royalty-Free Patent Move Impacts The Valuation of Its IP Portfolio

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Toyota has recently announced (April 2019) that it will grant royalty-free licenses on nearly 24,000 patents related to its hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) market. In the announcement, Toyota stated that its goals were to promote widespread adoption of electrified vehicles in an effort to help governments, automakers and society at large accomplish goals related to […]

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27 Feb’19

Do The Right Thing: Burning Cash Without Burning Out

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If you follow the headlines from Silicon Valley you might have encountered the stories reciting the chronic shortage in CFOs, particularly for late-stage VC backed startups who are looking to get ready for exit (IPO or acquisition).  I find these stories particularly troublesome, as one of the key assignments of a CFO in a startup […]

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