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Intellectual Property for Long Term Growth

Mike Olson, Cloudera
With Ping Li, Accel

In response to a question from Ping Li of Accel Partners, Cloudera Co-Founder Mike Olson explains why having a defensible intellectual property strategy is a key for long-term growth and sustainability. Without this, says Olson, smaller companies eventually stall out, create their own competition through pricing pressures, or eventually set themselves up for acquisition.