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What impediments to the market entry of your technology exist?
Who are your competitors?
What are the competitive technologies?
What impact does your invention have on the competitor and the other technologies?
Will new technologies leapfrog yours?
Blocking technology of competitors:
Are you free in your design around the IPR portfolio of your competitors?
Can you license or buy the necessary technology?
What is your strategy in case of a law suite with a competitor who owns a blocking patent?
Evaluate the competitiveness of your technology Importance of IP for startups
IPR strategy Aspects IPR Strategy Element - and what it involves Innovation management Harvesting inventions, tapping their full potentials as to the IP strategic goals IPR Filing Strategy Focus areas for new intellectual property rights (market segment, countries, …) IPR Portfolio Management Management of intellectual property assets as an investment portfolio IPR Asset Managment Patent licensing, sale, exchange or pooling Enforcement and legal strategy Business strategy IPR Environment IPR communication strategy; Influencing future IP laws