Patent Law News + Insights

Strategic insights and updates on US patent prosecution and global patent portfolio development, for proactive patent professionals and savvy technology executives.

7 Tips for a Successful Relationship With Outside Patent Counsel

September 28, 2017

While some legal issues are best managed in-house, there are many instances where engaging outside counsel is necessary — especially if your company is building a patent portfolio.

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9 Factors Affecting the Cost of Patent Protection

September 21, 2017

If you’re running a tech company, you’ll inevitably find yourself asking: How much does it cost to file a patent application?

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Human Resources and Intellectual Property: Creating Effective Hiring Practices

September 14, 2017

This is Part One of a two-part blog series on the role your human resources department can play in implementing your company’s IP policy. (Read Part Two)

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What is Prior Art?

September 07, 2017

One of the most common reasons the USPTO gives for rejecting claims in patent applications is prior art. Prior art can be used to show that your invention is not “new” or “non-obvious” — and these are two of the most important requirements that...

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