Use your patent protection
Here we tell you briefly about different ways in which you can use your intellectual property.
The most obvious way to make money from a protected invention is by producing, marketing and selling the product yourself. In that way, you keep control over it. But you are also the one who takes the financial risks.
In this section, we tell you briefly about other ways in which you can use your intellectual property.
PRV cannot advise you on matters relating to business planning, financing or the exploitation of your invention. Please contact an actor within entrepreneurship or innovation for advice.
If you do not want to or cannot exploit your invention yourself, you can sell or give away the patent or your patent application.
Pledging of patents
If you need to borrow money, you can pledge your patent or patent application, meaning use the patent as collateral for a loan.
Exceptions to exclusive rights
In order to promote technological development and accommodate public interests, there are a number of limitations to the exclusive right that a patent gives.