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.

Why Tech Startups Need to Play Offense with Patents (and Why Big Tech Companies Don't)

November 16, 2018

Patents are valuable business assets, and a smart patent portfolio can give your tech company a competitive advantage and add value to your business.

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Mapping Your Patent Strategy: 5 Milestones To Evaluate Success

October 25, 2018

Growing a technology enterprise requires strategic planning and coordination of fundraising efforts, research and development, sales and marketing, product releases, and seemingly a million other things. Where does intellectual property fit in...

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How Smart Tech Executives Approach the Patent Process: 5 Ingredients for Success

October 11, 2018

According to MIT Sloan Management Review, a company’s IP strategy is most likely to be successful when its executives are highly involved in the patent process. Importantly, this held true regardless of what industry the company operated in.

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Should Software Startups Seek Patent Protection?

May 24, 2018

Software patents are somewhat controversial in both the legal and technical worlds. There’s a well-documented public policy debate about whether software patents are good or bad for the economy overall. For example,  a 2015 whitepaper by the...

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International Patent Protection for Startups: 6 Factors to Consider

February 22, 2018

Patents give you the right to exclude others from making, selling, using, or importing a particular product or service — and to claim royalties from anyone who infringes your patent.

Patents are also country-specific: Your U.S. patent can’t be...

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What Investors Want to Know About Your IP Strategy

January 18, 2018

If you’re running an early-stage tech company, you’re probably thinking about how you’re going to raise funding.

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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 Launch a Patent Portfolio: 7 Strategic Steps

November 16, 2017

We’ve previously discussed the various reasons to consider seeking patent protection and the value of patent applications.

Building a patent portfolio is a valuable and essential investment for any tech company: a comprehensive portfolio can help...

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How to Strengthen Your Patent Portfolio Against “Preemptive Strike” IPR Challenges

October 26, 2017

When the America Invents Act (AIA) came into force in 2012 and 2013, it introduced a new USPTO procedure called inter partes review (IPR). This procedure basically allows anyone to preemptively challenge an issued patent before the United States...

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7 Business Best Practices for Protecting Intellectual Property

October 12, 2017

We frequently work with tech companies who need to protect confidential and proprietary information about their technology. If you’re in the same boat, then it’s critical for you to protect your business interests by implementing meaningful data...

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