New Ventures & IP Risk     Management       R. Lakshminarayanan  Samsung Research India - Bangalore                       ...
Agenda 1. What is IP Risk? 2. What is the fundamental paradox? 3. How to strategize IP Risk handling? 4. What not to forge...
What is IP Risk?IP Risk includes:     Violation of 3rd party’s IP.     Violation of IP by 3rd party.  Both result in los...
What is the fundamental paradox?    Patent portfolio is essential.    Patenting is rarely affordable to new     ventures...
How to strategize IP Risk handling?    Avoidance.    Protection.    Defense.                                      5
Avoidance   No dispute with your former employer.   Monitor and educate your employees.   Perform FTO search.   Take a...
Protection    Execute NDA with employees as well.    Obtain opinion on patentability.    Consider Prov. Spec filing.  ...
Defense   Choose publication as defense.   Consider sale & shop license.   Ensure reasonable efforts to maintain secrec...
What not to forget?   Indemnity in 3rd party contracts.   Insurance example, HDFC Ergo.   Foreign Filing requirements....
Conclusion   Manage IP effectively.   Increase valuation price of new venture.   Reduce exposure to IP threat.   Minim...
THANK YOU            11
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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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New Ventures & IP Risk Management

  1. 1. New Ventures & IP Risk Management R. Lakshminarayanan Samsung Research India - Bangalore 1
  2. 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. 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. 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. 5. How to strategize IP Risk handling?  Avoidance.  Protection.  Defense. 5
  6. 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. 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. 8. Defense Choose publication as defense. Consider sale & shop license. Ensure reasonable efforts to maintain secrecy. Obtain Assignments of invention on time. 8
  9. 9. What not to forget? Indemnity in 3rd party contracts. Insurance example, HDFC Ergo. Foreign Filing requirements. Secrecy till filing. 9
  10. 10. Conclusion Manage IP effectively. Increase valuation price of new venture. Reduce exposure to IP threat. Minimize competitive disadvantage during acquisition. 10
  11. 11. THANK YOU 11

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