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.

Where Should We File in 2020? Recent Trends in Foreign Patent Filings

November 22, 2019

Foreign patent filings are expensive. Tech startups are always operating on a budget, so if you’re a tech startup operator, you may have to make difficult decisions about whether and where to foreign file

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How Tech Investors Should Approach IP Due Diligence

October 30, 2019

This is the final post 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, part two and part three.

If you’re an...

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IP Due Diligence: How Deep Should We Dive?

October 18, 2019

This is the third 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, part two, and part four.

When you’re starting...

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IP Due Diligence: An Intro for Tech Startups

September 12, 2019

This is the first 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 two, part three and part four.

We’re starting a new...

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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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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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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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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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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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