Startups often worry about future conflicts with other patent holders. This guide discusses initiatives to protect groups and members.
Unified Patents is free to join if your turnover is less than $ 20 million.
A short article from the WIPO magazine by Quantify IP, giving some tips which can be used by those looking for patent protection in many countries.
There are a confusing number of programs and arrangements available at local and national level in The Netherlands. Sprout (in Dutch) gives a nice overview.
This table gives a short overview (in Dutch) of the possibilities at different stages of growth
Technical startups are very careful about the information they share with others, and with good reason. But it is not practical to keep everything secret. With i-DEPOT's you can control the flow of confidential information, both internally and externally.
At the Annual Meeting in Barcelona, an INTA panel explored how technical startups can save money on patents. They were: Pete Pollard (Fireball Patents, NL), Marieke Westgeest (Markenizer, NL), Hui Wang (Chofn Intellectual Property, China) and Eric D. Morehouse (Kenealy Vaidya, US).