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.

We’re a Startup. Do We Really Need a Patent Attorney?

December 28, 2017

The cost of obtaining patent protection can run high. Because many tech startups are operating under a limited budget, they might be tempted to cut corners by self-filing their patent applications.

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How to Do a Prior Art Search Yourself

December 21, 2017

It’s very common for patent attorneys to discourage inventors from doing a prior art search on their own. As the argument goes, it’s best to leave the legal footwork to the legal experts.

But if you’re an expert in your field of science and...

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4 Strategies to Strengthen an Existing Patent Portfolio

December 14, 2017

Last month, we published a blog post on the basics of launching a successful patent portfolio.

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Claim Strategies for Patent Applications: Can Your Patent Claims Ever Be Too Narrow?

December 07, 2017

This is the second in a two-part blog series on the scope of your patent application’s claim set. (Read Part One)

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