Licensing is lucrative because it generates money in two ways. First, you can license your IP to multiple licensees simultaneously. And second, it generates recurring revenue from these licensees. This is …
Leveraging IP means using it in different ways to create revenue. One of the most powerful ways is controlling rights to other peoples IP. A second and often overlooked way is to use it to get money from a partner who covers the costs to develop and test your IP.
What’s the best way to find and pitch a company about licensing your intellectual property? Let’s begin with a way that doesn’t work – cold calling. It’s very difficult and companies are constantly being bombarded by cold calls. One of the best and faster ways is meeting companies at trade shows.
Licensing is a money-making process. It transforms your intellectual property into income producing products and services. Here’s a quick introduction to licensing that covers some key steps including finding the right fit, creating marketability, presenting your IP and negotiating the deal.
Finding the first licensing partner is challenging. They are often the most difficult to obtain. Sometimes you get started when someone approaches you about licensing. But in most cases, it requires taking action to find your partners. They look for two things: an IP owner they like and trust, and an IP with a great chance to make a profit.