Securing Financing with Intellectual Property Assets
There are various ways to leverage your intellectual property (IP) assets to access financing. Including information about IP rights in a business plan can help you obtain the funds needed to launch or expand.
When determining whether to invest in your company, investors will take into consideration your IP management strategy. Steps taken to protect your product or service by appropriate IP rights, including patents, trademarks, industrial designs, or copyright, as well as efforts made to keep your confidential business information secret – are good indicators of the potential of your company and investment is likely to follow.
Similarly, banks may take into account IP assets as collateral when determining whether to grant a loan, though this is not a widespread practice.