You’ve spent years carefully nurturing your IP and finally you are rewarded with a portfolio of granted patents. Now what?

Time to put them to work – there are several ways a healthy portfolio can drive up value in an exit or help to secure investment and additional revenue.

A joint study by the European Patent Office (EPO) and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) reveals that startups with patents and trademarks are up to 10.2 times more likely to secure funding during their initial seed or early growth stages. Ownership of European patents and trademarks provides a higher advantage in securing early-stage funding. The study emphasizes the importance of IP for startups, especially in deep-tech industries, and highlights the role of patents and trademarks in attracting investors.

Startups with patents and trademarks are 10 times more successful in securing funding.

The European Patent Office (EPO) and the EUIPO – European Union Intellectual Property Office 2023 Joint Study

Companies constantly seek new avenues to finance their growth while minimizing dilution of ownership and maximizing their resources. Enter intellectual property (IP) backed debt capital financing – a strategic approach that is gaining traction among forward-thinking entrepreneurs and executives.

Watch the full video where Keegan Caldwell, Global Managing Partner at Caldwell, and Mark Fox, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of GT Partners unravel the intricacies of this strategic approach and discuss the crucial valuation process that underpins the success of such endeavors.

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