The global economy has evolved from a manufacturing-based economy to an information based economy where knowledge is now the primary raw material and source of value and our economic product is predominantly conceptual. In the process, corporate value has shifted decisively from tangible assets to intangible assets with intellectual property comprising the largest single component of that value. Against this background, patents function as more than legal rights of exclusion tied to specific goods and services. They are independent assets that can and should be securitized and monetized in what has similarly evolved to a $200B secondary patent market — but only if they are created with that purpose in mind from the start. Knowing where you are going is the most important first step to getting there.
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