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.

What Happens During the IP Due Diligence Process?

September 30, 2019

This is the second in a four-part blog series that examines the IP due diligence process for tech startups and provides insight on due diligence as part of a company’s patent strategy. Read part one here.

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IP Due Diligence: An Intro for Tech Startups

September 12, 2019

We’re starting a new blog series that will examine the IP due diligence process for tech startups and provide insight on due diligence as part of a company’s patent strategy. We begin by briefly introducing the IP due diligence process.

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How to Avoid Applicant Admitted Prior Art In Your Patent Applications

July 17, 2019

When drafting their patent applications, inventors often want to be very gratuitous in explaining what others before them have developed. 

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How Many Claims Should My Patent Have?

July 12, 2019

Inventors often wonder whether the number of claims can affect the overall strength and value of their patent.

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Blockchain and Cryptocurrency: An Overview of the Patent Landscape

May 10, 2019

The bitcoin bubble may have burst (though it’s predicted to be making a less splashy comeback this year), but blockchain — the technology behind the cryptocurrency — is rapidly proliferating.

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Virtual and Augmented Reality: An Overview of the Patent Landscape

May 02, 2019

Many early virtual reality devices simply didn’t live up to the hype. Highly-anticipated products like Google Glass and Facebook’s Oculus have quietly faded from popular discussion.

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Crafting an Effective Patent Strategy: How Square Built Its Patent Portfolio

April 25, 2019

In this blog series, we’re examining 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.

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Crafting an Effective Patent Strategy: How Dropbox Built Its Portfolio

April 18, 2019

In this blog series, we’re examining 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. Previous posts in the series: ...

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LiDAR: An Overview of the Patent Landscape

April 05, 2019

You may have noticed in recent headlines: Bloomberg recently reported that Waymo (owned by Alphabet, the parent company of Google) is about to start selling its proprietary LiDAR sensors to other companies, so long as those companies don’t...

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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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