[Investing In Patents] was a fantastic book and well worth the time to read. It gave me an entirely different view of how to think about patents in my startups. I would like all my partners and all my CEO's and CTO's to read it.Joe Zell - General Partner, Grotech Ventures
I learned a lot - even after inventing over 100 patents and running my own company.Seth Miller, PhD, Heron Scientific
Russ has a whole new way of approaching patents for startups.Roger Ison, PhD.
"Investing in Patents" gives entrepreneurs and early stage investors the practical guidance needed to make smart decisions about their Intellectual Property (IP) strategy. As an IP insider, Russ has written an honest assessment of the realities of the many important aspects of the patent system as it pertains to startups. He has taken a complex topic and made it simple and quick to digest. Russ also reveals a novel financial approach that should be considered by any new company CEO. Entrepreneurs and those that fund their efforts would be well served by investing a couple of hours to read this book...the ROI will exceed your expectations.James Billmaier Founder and CEO TurboPatent Corporation Angel Investor
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Provisional applications waste a startup's most precious asset: TIME.
Writing your own patent application? Often it is better to abandon that application.
The best patents come from capturing *business value*, not cool technology.
Due diligence *before filing* is the key to avoiding wasting time - or worse - damaging the company by filing a patent.
Building a moat around the business.
Due diligence BEFORE filing.
Focus on quality - then quantity.
Getting patents fast.
Roadmap for a Startup Portfolio.
Assignments and Provenance.
How to identify a "good" patent.
Invention Rating Checklist.