September 11-13, 2022
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Breakout Session

Surviving and Thriving: How Can Startups Better Leverage Their IP Portfolios for Funding and Monetization

September 12, 2022 @ 2:00 PM CST – McKool Smith Ballroom

2:00 PM CT
September 12, 2022

McKool Smith Ballroom
Breakout Session

Surviving and Thriving: How Can Startups Better Leverage Their IP Portfolios for Funding and Monetization

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Once upon a time it would have been heresy to recommend that a high-tech startup move forward with few, or no, patents or patent applications. How times have changed! A recent study found that 30% of US Unicorns (i.e., startups with valuations of over $1 Billion) have no patent assets at all, while over 60% have 10 or fewer patent assets (i.e., issued patents plus pending applications). Furthermore, startups often strive for an exit based on their original business plan, while forgoing low hanging IP monetization opportunities – such as non-core licensing – to the detriment of their investors.

Our panel of experts represents three distinct points of view on the interaction between startups and IP: the inventor/entrepreneur perspective, the university/dealmaker perspective and the valuation/funding perspective. Join our thought-provoking discussion, addressing questions such as: How can startups create a transaction-ready IP portfolio that goes beyond legal protection? How do Unicorns manage without patents- or do they? What are some of the new funding vehicles in the market for university startups? – and more.



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Once upon a time it would have been heresy to recommend that a high-tech startup move forward with few, or no, patents or patent applications. How times have changed! A recent study found that 30% of US Unicorns (i.e., startups with valuations of over $1 Billion) have no patent assets at all, while over 60% have 10 or fewer patent…

Session Speakers

Ian McClure

Associate VP for Research, Innovation and Economic Impact

University of Kentucky

Stephen Key

Stephen Key

Contributor to Forbes; Entrepreneur; Author; Speaker

Stephen Key Media, LLC

Efrat Kasznik

Efrat Kasznik

President

Foresight Valuation Group