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.

Location, Location, Location: Do We Need to Hire a Local Patent Law Firm?

September 13, 2018

When choosing a patent attorney to prepare and file patent applications, some people assume you need to hire someone local. But patent attorneys are licensed by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (under federal law) rather than state judicial...

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Oil and Gas Technology: Trends in the Patent Landscape

August 30, 2018

In recent years, the oil and gas industry has seen a radical shift in the competitive landscape — and businesses have adjusted their strategies to follow suit.

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BigLaw Vs. Boutique IP Firms: Where Do You Want to Build Your Law Career?

August 28, 2018

After working for a few years at a BigLaw intellectual property firm, you might start to wonder: Should you stick it out and try to make partner, or should you move on to a different working environment?

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How 3D Printing Challenges Existing Intellectual Property Law

August 13, 2018

3D printing isn’t a “new” technology by any means, but it’s fast becoming more affordable and accessible.

For one, some of the historic licensing hurdles have been cleared from the field: According to TechCrunch, many of the key patents...

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Patenting the Internet of Things: 4 Challenges for Tech Companies

July 27, 2018

The Internet of Things (IoT) is an emerging class of technologies that’s already revolutionized the way we go about our daily lives — look no further than your smart thermostat and your WiFi enabled TV. In the United States alone, the value of...

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13 Qualities Patent Prosecution Law Firms Look For in New Hires

July 16, 2018

It goes without saying that all law firms are looking to hire people who are competent at what they do. But plenty of candidates will meet the basic qualifications for the position — meaning that you’ll need to bring more to the table if you want...

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Prosecuting Software Patents in the United States: Latest Developments

July 03, 2018

In 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Alice Corp vs. CLS Bank that abstract ideas implemented on a computer aren’t patent eligible — but failed to define what was considered “abstract.” While the Alice decision isn’t specific to software, it...

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Patent Assignment: How to Transfer Ownership of a Patent

June 21, 2018

This is the second in a two-part blog series on owning and transferring the rights to a patent. (Read part one here.)

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Patent Ownership Vs. Inventorship: Who Really Controls the Rights to a Patent?

June 14, 2018

This is the first in a two-part blog series on owning and transferring the rights to a patent.

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Introducing Our New Patent Agent, Brent Clothier

June 14, 2018

I’m thrilled to announce that Brent Clothier has joined Henry Patent Law Firm as a patent agent.

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