HOW DOES PATENT STRATEGY PLAY
INTO A STARTUP BUSINESS?
Our services create the core business value
before our clients or their investors start spending money on lawyers.
We do the heavy lift to determine what IP a company needs in order
to excel - then we draft new patent applications, trademarks and
copyright directions that go off to the appropriate attorneys.
We write business plans for venture capital investment
built on a sound intellectual property strategy as an antecedent
Companies follow an IP strategy from the start are
better positioned for ultimate market dominance.
Smartly crafted patents
drive long-term business success. Most startup businesses consider
patents as an afterthought - usually because there's a "patents"
spot on the business plan template they need to fill in for investors.
On the other hand, venture
capitalists are financial experts, not patent strategists. Short
of paying the heavy legal fees for patent due diligence, investors
rarely have any idea as to whether a company's patents are "smartly
crafted", capable of carving out a future competitive advantage.
IP is the single most important metric used
to create sustainable competitive advantage and corporate value
in today's business economy, yet it remains a mysterious afterthought
in all but market-dominating businesses (just ask Apple).
WE CREATE WINNING
When new business startup clients come
to us with raw business ideas; we use creative intellectual property
planning strategies to shape their "ideas" into market-dominant
business models - complete with an expanding portfolio of defensible
patents, trademarks and copyrights.
There are more than 125,000 business
consultants in the US, but only a mere handful who are expert intellectual
property strategists. Gibbs is one
of those few - a peer-ranked,
World's Top 300 business intellectual property strategist.
We know why Harley Davidson was denied
the trademark to it’s unique rumbling exhaust sound. If "sound"
is a commercially valuable component of your products, we'll discover
it, help you perfect and protect it - then leverage it for competitive
We can model your game business after
Milton Bradley that relies more heavily on the 75 year protection
of copyrighted instructions than on 20 year patents.
We can identify competitors new CEOs
or venture capitalists won't know about for another 2-3 years, and
create a business strategy that carves out a profitable market share
using a smart patent strategy.
"Good" business consultants
are everywhere. But, behind every GREAT businesses is an intellectual
property strategist. Intellectual property (patents, trademarks
and copyrights) is the core value of the world's most successful
PATENT FOCUSED BUSINESS
- Conducting patent-based
market research to identify future competitors not yet in
- Developing clients' products that avoid competitors'
patents, then protect them with patents of their own.
- Creating an interwoven portfolio of patents, trademarks
and copyrights that confounds competitors, and leveraged to avoid
litigation, (or reduce costs if litigation is unavoidable).
- Balancing a Celebrity's good name against the potential
risks of reputation damage, helping celebrities avoid catastrophic
business failures. "Celebrity"
alone never guarantees success in a new business venture.
- Anticipating future changes in technology that
will impact our clients' products and markets, and we begin early
protection of those evolutionary technologies.
- Helping our clients box-in competitors by quickly
patenting technologies that surround their competitors' products,
giving our clients a dominant position in front of the
next generation technology.
And for angel investors and venture capitalists -
we perform disruptive
due diligence on businesses targeted for investment that identifies
future competitors, projects realistic market share potential, and
that re-casts inflated sales volume or revenue projections. Our
method of leveraging patent information for due diligence create
information not available from any other source.
Gibbs when you need the leader
in our industry to help you become the leader in yours.