If i patent an invention, that has multiple applications and i have designed 10 marketable applications of this invention, can i license individual uses for the patent in respect to the different designs?
All 10 designs relate to the patent and would be so named according to there specific applications building a brand. But i have only prototypes, no sales, and no real company! Rather than starting a company from scratch i am interested in a licensing deal on one of the applications keeping patent rights on the rest so that i can get higher royalties / % of company on future released designs?
So as far as licensing deals- could i expect to negotiate a flat fee for limited licensing and a royalty on the first released design?
Possibly with an option of first right of refusal on future limited licensing?
If i don't want to start or run a company but would like to create a brand for the patent and its applications should i trademark or copyright the brand name now? and can i make license deals off of the trademark or copyright?