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.

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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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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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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How to Own Higher Quality Patents

December 13, 2018

Lots of companies in the tech industry rely on a high-volume patent filing strategy. For example, industry titans like IBM, Microsoft, and Apple receive thousands of new patents each year.

Large companies have the financial resources and...

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Recent Changes in the Patent System and How They Affect Tech Companies

December 03, 2018

Due to a combination of new laws, government policies and initiatives,  and market forces, the U.S. patent system is constantly evolving. Here’s a rundown of the most important changes from the past decade that could affect your tech company.

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How to Minimize Intrinsic Patent Risks

November 20, 2018

Is your tech company building a patent portfolio? Making smart decisions to maximize the long term value of your IP assets is key — which is why you need to know about the various risks associated with patent ownership.

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