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.
Protecting your intellectual property takes time. Especially if it is a patent. Waiting to get your complete patent application through can take up to three years. What do you do in the meantime? Spending too much time and money trying to get everything complete on your patent protection could cost you revenue opportunities. If your IP works and is market ready then it’s time to take action.
Just because you invented a new product or got a patent, doesn’t mean it’s “licensable”. To make it licensable, you must take certain actions with your IP. Not just any actions, but the right actions. In this article, you’ll learn about the 5 most important actions that are the inside secrets to making your IP licensable.
Licensing is most often used to generate revenue from IP by partnering with companies who pay you royalties. But that’s only one way of creating money from licensing your intellectual property.
You can make money licensing all types of intellectual property. This includes copyrights, trademarks, patents, and trade secrets. How you make money with it depends on what you do to bring it into the market.