Monthly Archives: August 2011

Value Subtracted Marketing

I’m reading The Four Steps to the Epiphany by Steven Blank.  Consider this:  “The difference between winners and losers is simple.  Products developed with senior management out in front of customers early and often – win.   Products handed off to … Continue reading

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Slop Dollars and the Bayh-Dole Character Test

A new bill to rewrite parts of Bayh-Dole is under review.  Here is a write up about it.   The idea is that a panel would be set up to explore some portion of royalties on government funded inventions would go … Continue reading

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Make-Use Commons in TBED, 2

In the previous post, I discussed the problem of accumulating a patent portfolio as a way to generate licensing income. A portfolio approach can be financially successful, but in a patent world, it needs only one or two hits a … Continue reading

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Make-Use Commons in TBED, 1

At the Pacific Northwest Economic Region conference in Portland a couple of weeks ago, I introduced the idea of a Make-Use Commons as a means of tying together research patent management and regional economic development.    Let’s work through this idea.  … Continue reading

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