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New Ventures & IP Risk Management
New Ventures & IP Risk Management
New Ventures & IP Risk Management
New Ventures & IP Risk Management
New Ventures & IP Risk Management
New Ventures & IP Risk Management
New Ventures & IP Risk Management
New Ventures & IP Risk Management
New Ventures & IP Risk Management
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New Ventures & IP Risk Management

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Start Ups and the Business of Intellectual Property …

Start Ups and the Business of Intellectual Property



Intellectual Property (IP) plays a multi-dimensional role in every creative, knowledge and technology driven company and its role is more pertinent in a start up

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  • 1. New Ventures & IP Risk Management R. Lakshminarayanan Samsung Research India - Bangalore 1
  • 2. Agenda 1. What is IP Risk? 2. What is the fundamental paradox? 3. How to strategize IP Risk handling? 4. What not to forget? 5. Conclusion 2
  • 3. What is IP Risk?IP Risk includes:  Violation of 3rd party’s IP.  Violation of IP by 3rd party. Both result in loss of business revenues. 3
  • 4. What is the fundamental paradox?  Patent portfolio is essential.  Patenting is rarely affordable to new ventures. Strategize to strike a balance. Managing IP is critical to success in business. 4
  • 5. How to strategize IP Risk handling?  Avoidance.  Protection.  Defense. 5
  • 6. Avoidance No dispute with your former employer. Monitor and educate your employees. Perform FTO search. Take a formal non-infringement opinion. Consider licensing-in as an option. 6
  • 7. Protection Execute NDA with employees as well. Obtain opinion on patentability. Consider Prov. Spec filing. Consider lowering the cost for foreign filings. 7
  • 8. Defense Choose publication as defense. Consider sale & shop license. Ensure reasonable efforts to maintain secrecy. Obtain Assignments of invention on time. 8
  • 9. What not to forget? Indemnity in 3rd party contracts. Insurance example, HDFC Ergo. Foreign Filing requirements. Secrecy till filing. 9
  • 10. Conclusion Manage IP effectively. Increase valuation price of new venture. Reduce exposure to IP threat. Minimize competitive disadvantage during acquisition. 10
  • 11. THANK YOU 11

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