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Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy: An Overview of the Patent Landscape

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Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy: An Overview of the Patent Landscape

In our series on the patent landscapes for alternative energy sources, we’ve previously covered solar,…

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When Can Prior Art Invalidate an Issued Patent?

When Can Prior Art Invalidate an Issued Patent?

If you’re working at a tech company, you’ve probably seen patents filed by your competitors and thought – that technology…

What’s the Difference Between a Patent and a Trade Secret?

What’s the Difference Between a Patent and a Trade Secret?

To succeed in a competitive landscape, tech companies have to understand their options for protecting intellectual property (IP). IP refers…

Patent Infringement: How It’s Proven, And How This Should Influence Your Patent Filings

Patent Infringement: How It’s Proven, And How This Should Influence Your Patent Filings

As a patent owner, you have the legal right to exclude others from making, using, selling, or offering to sell…

Patent Assignment: How to Transfer Ownership of a Patent

Patent Assignment: How to Transfer Ownership of a Patent

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

Geothermal Energy: An Overview of the Patent Landscape

Geothermal Energy: An Overview of the Patent Landscape

In our previous blog posts about renewable energy, our team has covered wind, solar, carbon capture, and…

What’s the Difference Between a Patent, a Trademark, and a Copyright?

What’s the Difference Between a Patent, a Trademark, and a Copyright?

In a separate post, we discussed the difference between a patent and a trade secret. Since then, we’ve been asked…

What is Prior Art?

What is Prior Art?

If you’ve encountered patents, chances are you’ve heard the term “prior art.” It’s one of the most common reasons that…

Nuclear Fusion: An Overview of the Patent Landscape

Nuclear Fusion: An Overview of the Patent Landscape

We’ve previously discussed the growing need for alternative energy sources, starting with solar technology and wind technology. In…

Claim Strategies for Patent Applications: Can Your Patent Claims Ever Be Too Broad?

Claim Strategies for Patent Applications: Can Your Patent Claims Ever Be Too Broad?

This is the first in a two-part blog series on the scope of your patent application’s claim set. (Read …

How To Do a Prior Art Search Yourself

How To Do a Prior Art Search Yourself

Some patent attorneys tend to discourage inventors from doing a prior art search on their own. As the…

Solar Power: An Overview of the Patent Landscape

Solar Power: An Overview of the Patent Landscape

The role of renewable energy in global power generation is growing — particularly for solar power. Thanks to increasing innovation…

Building Your IP Strategy for Patent-Intensive Tech Startups – Part 1: Existing IP

Building Your IP Strategy for Patent-Intensive Tech Startups – Part 1: Existing IP

You’re starting a tech company to commercialize a new technology, and one of your first priorities is developing long-term relationships…

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