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Legal Services that are an Investment in Your FutureRSM

INTEGRATED business AND ip

Law Offices of

Howard L.

Hoffenberg, Esq.

(Since 1999)

11601 Wilshire Boulevard, Fifth Floor

Los Angeles, California 90025

Phone 310-670-5825 ~ Fax 310-670-6737

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TOP 7 REASONS TO INVEST IN

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

 

ROI: Return on Investment

 

ROI # 7 - The reputational standing of:

(A) a business with investors and with consumers is enhanced by a portfolio of patents and trademarks - merely advertising a product as patented can improve the sales appeal of the product and

(B) an individual is enhanced by being an inventor on a patent, or better yet, the inventor on multiple patents - especially, if the patent is cited, licensed and/or a central asset in a business acquisition.

 

ROI # 6 - For large enterprises, an internal metric on:

(A)  the effectiveness of research and development departments and

(B) an indicator of which divisions need to be more aggressive in innovation.

 

ROI # 5 - An essential lawfare weapon where:

(A)  a business operates in an environment where competitors have patents and prey on the week with litigation and

(B) if struck by a patent infringement suit, having a portfolio of patents can be used to launch counterclaims and/or settle the litigation by cross-licenses.

 

ROI # 4 - Critical for finance purposes for:

(A)  a start-up/pre-revenue company going after venture capital, angel investors and/or private equity is expected to have a strong position in patents to get funding;

(B) for more mature businesses, patents, trademark registrations and copyright registrations are assets for lenders so as to be in a better position to get a loan and

(C) in general, an asset on the balance sheet.

ROI # 3 - Secures a return on R&D and advertising by:

(A)  lawfully having exclusive rights to a product, medicine, method and/or brand name and

(B) unless there is a patent and/or protectable trademark right, copying, being me-too and freeloading is the American way.

 

ROI # 2 - Superior profitability in the market because:

(A)  the aforementioned power to exclude competitors facilitates lawful charging of higher prices with concomitant greater profits and

(B) the aforementioned power to exclude competitors can lawfully protect market share against erosion.

 

ROI # 1 -  For ventures doing an exit:

(A)  a higher valuation and

(B) even being able to do the exit, see the below email.

 

 

 

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