Join Andrew Lees, Clint McPherson, and their guest Blue Iron IP Founder Russ Krajec as he shares how Blue Iron IP began from his hate of the conflict of interest between patent attorneys and inventors.

Show Notes

Russ speaks about the situations where it's not wise to get a patent, the options available for patent protection, how he got into the practice of being a patent attorney, and the business model of Blue Iron IP. Even for patent holders, a patent is only as good as the resources in store that can be utilized to defend it.

In this episode you will learn:

  • As an entrepreneur, what do you need to come to terms with?
  • If you price yourself low, you get treated lowly.
  • Russ Krajec – on how Blue Iron IP's concept came into realization
  • How do you fight for your patent?
  • Only do what makes sense for your business or your target.
  • …and so much more.

About Russ Krajec:

Russ Krajec is an author, inventor, angel investor, podcast host, and patent attorney. After a 13 year career as an engineer, Russ switched to patent law to "reverse engineer" the patent system to create good patents. 20 years later, he has seen the deep, dark underbelly of the patent system.

Russ's books "Investing In Patents" and the soon-to-be-released "Startup IP Strategy" describes the systematic process for due diligence on inventions, as well as a comprehensive framework for a startup's IP strategy. The podcast "Patent Myths" tackles many complex IP issues, simplifying them into meaningful strategies for today's entrepreneurs.

This is a message of hope and encouragement. Armed with a few simple tools, entrepreneurs can build their businesses with the comfort that they have a good strategy in hand.

Russ has bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, as well as a JD from Denver University. Russ has been on Intellectual Asset Magazine's Top 300 Patent Strategists for several years running and is a Certified Patent Valuation Analyst.

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