Patent Demands & Startup Companies: The View from the Venture Capital Community

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Date Written: 2014

Abstract

With the high level of interest in patent monetization and its effects on US companies, data on the topic is increasingly important. This study examines one aspect of the topic, focusing on the effects of the rising patent monetization market on startup companies. The study provides one of the rare glimpses of monetization activity outside of lawsuits. It provides both quantitative and qualitative information on the startup community’s experience with and perspectives on patent demands.

Suggested Citation

Feldman, Robin, Patent Demands & Startup Companies: The View from the Venture Capital Community (2014). 16 YALE J.L. & TECH. 236 (2014), UC Hastings Research Paper No. 137, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2561077

Robin Feldman (Contact Author)

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San Francisco, CA 94102
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