Gibbs provides patent based venture capital investment
We're not talking about expensive
patent LEGAL due diligence - but patent based business due diligence.
With blistering technical evolution and the increasingly
contentious businesses in hyper-competitive markets, start ups and
early stage compani es that are founded
on anything BUT an intellectual property platform will
be short-lived ... but you already know that.
Early stage companies may only own small IP portfolios, but their
right to exist (or dominate)
is dictated by the company's relative future IP dominance
within their targeted market.
For every Twitter.com, there are 10 Sprouter.coms
(that don't sprout). For every Facebook, there are 10 Friendsters
damned with the consequences of launching without a decisively superior
intellectual property strategy. Survivors will be those that domainate
their IP domain, and patent based
due diligence incomparably predicts who those survivors may be.
Patent based acquisition due diligence then helps to identify an
acquisition exit strategy.
firm's business analysts are not patent
strategists. They are simply not expert in generating
patent based data, or interpreting that data for investment
decision support. Augmenting internal research with our company-specific
investment due diligence reports delivers unparalleled pre-investment
Attorneys are not business or marketing experts.
Paying law-firm rates for attorneys to learn how to extract business
intelligence from patents is cost-prohibitive. Post-funding,
VCs send our due diligence reports to the lawyers for approproate
Weighed against the growing importance of IP, traditional
investment due diligence processes creates
a dangerous information discontinuity between the
BUSINESS due diligence and LEGAL patent due diligence review teams
(PHASE 1 and 2 on the next page), missing insightful, often critical
based business and investment decision-support information.