Why should I file patents when I know the whole system is broken?

  • To stake a claim in your area of expertise, to prevent other people from entering your space.
  • To protect your freedom of practice by preventing other people from filing a patent in your space and crowding you out.
  • To increase the valuation of your company during fundraising rounds.
  • To support an IP licensing business model where others pay a fee to develop products using technologies depicted in your issued patents.
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