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VIRTUAL AND AUGMENTED REALITY: AN OVERVIEW OF THE PATENT LANDSCAPE

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VIRTUAL AND AUGMENTED REALITY: AN OVERVIEW OF THE PATENT LANDSCAPE

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…

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New USPTO Guidance and Implications for Better Patent Drafting

New USPTO Guidance and Implications for Better Patent Drafting

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently issued new guidance on the topic of applicant admitted prior art (known as “AAPA”), and there are a couple of important takeaways for anyone drafting or prosecuting patent applications.

The More You Know: Leveraging Institutional Knowledge in Patent Portfolio Management

The More You Know: Leveraging Institutional Knowledge in Patent Portfolio Management

Those who can effectively manage both the technical content of their patent applications — as well as the cultural, relational, and contextual “stories” behind them — are in a better position to maximize the value of their patent portfolio.

Patenting in a Pandemic: 4 Key Strategies for Managing Patent Portfolios in 2020

Patenting in a Pandemic: 4 Key Strategies for Managing Patent Portfolios in 2020

In the chaos of the global Coronavirus pandemic, tech companies are facing extraordinary challenges. We discuss how tech leaders can develop smart strategies for managing patent portfolios in turbulent times.

QUANTUM COMPUTING: WHAT IS THAT?

QUANTUM COMPUTING: WHAT IS THAT?

The golden opportunity of my professional life came in 2003.  I was admitted to the PhD program at MIT, and…

HOW CLOUD, EDGE AND FOG COMPUTING COULD AFFECT YOUR PATENT STRATEGY

HOW CLOUD, EDGE AND FOG COMPUTING COULD AFFECT YOUR PATENT STRATEGY

Internet of Things devices are flooding the everyday tech landscape. From smart voice assistants to in-store beacons, companies are constantly creating…

WHERE SHOULD WE FILE IN 2020? RECENT TRENDS IN FOREIGN PATENT FILINGS

WHERE SHOULD WE FILE IN 2020? RECENT TRENDS IN FOREIGN PATENT FILINGS

Foreign patent filings are expensive. Tech startups are always operating on a budget, so if you’re a tech startup operator,…

HOW TECH INVESTORS SHOULD APPROACH IP DUE DILIGENCE

HOW TECH INVESTORS SHOULD APPROACH IP DUE DILIGENCE

This is the final post in a four-part blog series that examines the IP due diligence process for tech startups…

IP DUE DILIGENCE: HOW DEEP SHOULD WE DIVE?

IP DUE DILIGENCE: HOW DEEP SHOULD WE DIVE?

This is the third in a four-part blog series that examines the IP due diligence process for tech startups and…

MICHAEL HENRY TO PRESENT ON QUANTUM COMPUTING AND BLOCKCHAIN

MICHAEL HENRY TO PRESENT ON QUANTUM COMPUTING AND BLOCKCHAIN

Emerging technologies such as quantum computing and blockchain technology are increasingly impacting IP lawyers’ work across diverse practice areas, from…

WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE IP DUE DILIGENCE PROCESS?

WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE IP DUE DILIGENCE PROCESS?

This is the second in a four-part blog series that examines the IP due diligence process for tech startups and…

IP DUE DILIGENCE: AN INTRO FOR TECH STARTUPS

IP DUE DILIGENCE: AN INTRO FOR TECH STARTUPS

This is the first in a four-part blog series that examines the IP due diligence process for tech startups and…

HOW TO AVOID APPLICANT ADMITTED PRIOR ART IN YOUR PATENT APPLICATIONS

HOW TO AVOID APPLICANT ADMITTED PRIOR ART IN YOUR PATENT APPLICATIONS

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

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