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8 points by will_brown 179 days ago | hide | past | web | 4 comments | favorite |
|I know IP is controversial within HN to begin with, but the recent "terminator of Startup" post got me thinking...|
I've previously been able to liquidate IP (a method of automatically calculating legal fees). Before I get the label "troll", I brought the IP to market, engaged in discussions with near unicorns Avvo and Legalzoom.
The terminator post has me reconsidering other IP including a method for practicing medication therapy management. In this case the World's largest company green lit us for a pilot after just a 15 minute teleconference, but abdandoned the same due to a cofounder conflict of interest. That was simultaneously heartbreaking while validating. Even now we are talking with another top 10 Pharmacy to pilot, an independent pharmacy, and a local University Pharmacy School. I know ideas are easy it's execution that matters but the reality is I can't just start a Pharmacy to implement my own MTM software to demonstrate how it will facilitate Medicartion Therapy Management more effectively than the 2 existing Medicare MTM software vendors. There is no doubt many parties that could effectively bring my IP to market, but is there a way to effectively get my IP in front of their eyes?
Is this one of the moments where I have a problem and I should build my own solution (an auction website for IP, including trademarks, patents and copyrights)? Anticipating the HN concern about facilitating IP trolls, acquisitions/assignments through the system could include anti-troll clauses curbing the buyers enforcement rights in the event they are not actively in the stream of commerce.
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