Why a Patent alone is a Liability not an Asset

We waved  goodbye recently to a prospect with a really great invention.  Not only was it a great invention, but he’d hired top quality patent lawyers, filed it in half the globe and… maintained it for ten years.Heaven know what all this had cost him.  North of £100k...

Born Global

Last month I took part in a technology commercialisation conference in Spain.  The question furrowing brows (European and north American, mostly) was a very focused and interesting one:  If most science based businesses are ‘born global’ by market niche, how do we...