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.

The Pros and Cons of Fixed-Fee Budgets for Patent Prosecution

March 21, 2019

I’ve served as outside patent counsel for tech companies of all sizes, and have found that there are both benefits and negative (usually unintended) consequences to fixed-fee patent budgets.

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Crafting an Effective Patent Strategy: How FitBit Built Its Portfolio

March 15, 2019

We’re starting a blog series that examines how successful startups have approached the patent process, and how those strategies dovetail with our discussions in earlier blog posts about crafting a smart patent strategy. Last month, we kickstarted...

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Artificial Intelligence: An Overview of the Patent Landscape

February 28, 2019

Last year, we listed artificial intelligence (AI) as one of today’s most-hyped emerging technologies, with good reason: AI is driving sweeping changes in virtually every industry, from agriculture to healthcare to manufacturing and beyond.

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How To Save Money on Your Patent Portfolio: Invest Upfront in Quality Patent Filings

February 25, 2019

When thinking about the cost of patents, people often focus entirely on the immediate (short-term) cost of getting the patent application drafted and filed.

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Crafting an Effective Patent Strategy: How Uber Built Its Portfolio

January 31, 2019

In our previous blog posts, we’ve extensively covered various approaches for crafting a smart patent strategy, especially as it pertains to startups. But how has that played out for specific companies?

With that question in mind, we’re creating a...

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Wearable Technology: An Overview of the Patent Landscape

January 28, 2019

Wearable technology has emerged as one of the more ubiquitous applications of the Internet of Things. Worldwide demand for wearables is set to grow exponentially over the next few years; according to the industry analyst CCS Insight, the global...

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Michael Henry to Present at Dallas Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section

January 17, 2019

Michael Henry will be presenting “Quantum Computing and Block Chain Technologies - Patent Law Perspectives” at the Dallas Bar Association’s Belo Mansion in Dallas at noon on Thursday, January 24. Michael will be co-presenting with Ozz Siddiq, who...

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Patent Infringement: How It's Proven, and How This Should Influence Your Patent Filings

January 04, 2019

As a patent owner, you have the legal right to exclude others from making, using, selling, or offering to sell the invention. Put another way, your competitors cannot make, use, sell, or offer the invention described in your patent’s claims...

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Crafting a Smart Patent Strategy: 7 Advantages for Tech Startups Over Large Companies

December 21, 2018

By building a robust patent portfolio, tech startups can gain a competitive edge in their industry:

  • Increase your profit margins
  • Exclude your competitors from monetizing your inventions
  • Create prior art against your competitors’ patents
  • ...
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How to Ensure High-Quality Patents in Emerging Tech Fields

December 18, 2018

Over the past decade or so, the U.S. patent system has evolved significantly, thanks to a combination of new legislation, USPTO initiatives, court decisions, and various strategies employed by individuals and corporations alike — here are the...

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