Archive for the 'Intellectual Property' Category

Even MIT Hasn’t Figured out Technology Transfer

November 25 2010 5 Commented

A recent article in Forbes references, two studies that support my ongoing opinion that transfer from US universities into both existing businesses and startup ventures is really, really difficult to do, currently ineffective and surely in need of a major overhaul. A 2009 study found that MIT alumni have started 25,800 still-operating businesses, with a […]

An Angel’s Perspective on Tech Transfer

July 16 2010 No Commented

An Angel’s Perspective on Tech Transfer I think tech transfer (TT) out of publicly-funded research organizations is really, really hard to do.    Here are a series of bullet points expressing my point of view on TT: TT is essentially a person-to-person activity.  Innovator to businessperson.  It is not about legal documents, royalties or equity positions.  […]

The Value of Intellectual Property to a Startup Venture

April 12 2010 No Commented

The Value of Intellectual Property to a Startup Venture Derek Sivers points out a critical issue to startup companies:  Intellectual Property has LITTLE OR NO VALUE without execution by the entrepreneur and management team.  Here is his blog:   IDEAS ARE JUST A MULTIPLIER OF EXECUTION By Derek Sivers (http://sivers.org/multiply) It’s so funny when I […]