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KISSPatent Patent Community, where you can learn about patents and turn your ideas into profit!

KISSPatent Community

Learn more about patents and turn your ideas into profit!

 

How to get the most out from our Community

Our Community offers three things: resources, tests & quizzes and personal consultation options. 

 

Who can file a patent? What can be patented? How to prepare a patent application? How the patent application works? What is a provisional patent?

Why patents are business assets? What benefits you have with patents? How can you raise funds with patents? How can you enter new markets with patents?

How can you plan your patent application? How can patents help you stand out from the crowd? How can patents impact your sales and business performance?


We collected our videos where we share our knowledge around anything patent related under 2-minutes. Worth to visit, we have almost a hundred videos!

We receive many questions from our customers on patents. We collect the most popular ones and answer them publicly here within our Question of the Week series.

We have numerous ebooks that can help you on the road. We collect all of them here for you in our ebook library, where you can download them directly.


3 tips on how to make your startup stand out

You have a great idea that you know will grow into a great business. But how can you make your startup stand out from the crowd?

There are a lot of great startups out there and they’re all competing with you – for investment, publicity, user attention. Actually they’re all competing with you for survival.

Take a look at the photo below. Too many startups are like the fish in the photo – barely distinguishable from each other. If I asked you to focus on one fish in particular, how could you tell which one I meant? And even if I could describe that fish to you, why would it matter?

Sure, each fish in the photo is attractive – but without a clear distinction between them, they all run together. Just like too many startups, unfortunately. You don’t want to be the founder that can’t make your startup stand out from the crowd.

Enterprise startups often run into the problem of fading into a crowd of like-minded companies. Your enterprise startup offers a clearly superior solution – but how can you communicate that to your customers?

One way to communicate your startup’s superior value is by demonstrating exclusivity. You need your customers to understand that your startup is the only one that can deliver a particular service or product. That clearly you and your startup stand out with your unique solution.

So how to demonstrate exclusivity? By creating a service or product that no one else can copy. You need to keep copycats from stealing your ideas – and you need to show your customers that you can stop copycats. Your customers need to understand that if they want your excellent services or products, they can only buy them from you.

How can you show your customers that they can only get those great features from your startup? With a patent!

PATENTS MAKE YOUR STARTUP STAND OUT

Patents provide exclusivity for your services or products. Exclusivity that increases your startup’s valuation by $1 million or more. Exclusivity that can keep VCs away from your competitors.

Patents block your competitors from copying your ideas. They increase your valuation by providing a valuable asset for your startup. And they entice VCs to invest in your startup – and not your competitors.

In the enterprise space, patents are particularly important for startups because risk-averse BigCos want to know that they are protected. If your startup doesn’t have a patent – and your competitor does – BigCos aren’t going to want to take a chance on your product or service. Even if it’s much better.

So you don’t want to be on the wrong side of a patent war. Consider the sad story of the SAAS startup whose competitor got a patent. The startup without a patent had problems getting funded by a VC. Why would a VC want to fund a startup that could get blocked in a few years by a competitor’s patent? That blocked startup could be forced to leave the business space or to sell its technology at a low price.

GET YOUR PATENT STARTED FAST

You definitely don’t want to wait! If your competitor files for a patent first, they could block you.

But if you file fast, you can reap the benefits of a patent quickly also. Patents make your startup stand out fast!

3 quick tips to make your startup stand out:

  1. Demonstrate exclusive features
  2. Patent everything that you need to be exclusive
  3. File for a patent fast

Remember – the only one who benefits if you wait to file your patent is your competitor!