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Venture IP

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:07 pm

Can someone explain what all is entailed under the term "Venture IP"? My understanding is it is venture capital due diligence (investor due diligence). If that is all it is then can someone explain what that means? IN DEPTH.

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Re: Venture IP

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:01 am

Bump.

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Re: Venture IP

Postby mrsmartypants » Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:06 am

You may get better feedback if you give more context for the term "Venture IP." Without more context, it could possibly be referring to IP due diligence in the context of a venture capital transaction, or it could be referring to an investment model that is predicated on IP rights (e.g., their acquisition and monetization/licensing, a la Intellectual Ventures).

IP due diligence in the context of a venture transaction (or any other investment, really) involves reviewing IP assets to assess value/risk. At a minimum, this usually involves making sure the entity actually has title to the assets it claims to possess (e.g., checking chain of title issues for patents and patent applications). Often it involves taking a closer look at the assets themselves to gauge their value, which typically requires substantive evaluation by an IP expert (as opposed to the corporate folks running the deal). For patents, this might include evaluating the claims in light of the prosecution history to ascertain breadth of claim scope, possible flaws in the claim language, narrowing arguments in the prosecution history, and other issues familiar to a patent subject matter expert.




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