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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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WE’RE A STARTUP. DO WE REALLY NEED A PATENT ATTORNEY?

WE’RE A STARTUP. DO WE REALLY NEED A PATENT ATTORNEY?

The cost of obtaining patent protection can run high. Because many tech startups are operating under a limited budget, they…

HOW TO DO A PRIOR ART SEARCH YOURSELF

HOW TO DO A PRIOR ART SEARCH YOURSELF

It’s very common for patent attorneys to discourage inventors from doing a prior art search on their own.

4 STRATEGIES TO STRENGTHEN AN EXISTING PATENT PORTFOLIO

4 STRATEGIES TO STRENGTHEN AN EXISTING PATENT PORTFOLIO

Last month, we published a blog post on the basics of launching a successful patent portfolio. That post was geared…

CLAIM STRATEGIES FOR PATENT APPLICATIONS: CAN YOUR PATENT CLAIMS EVER BE TOO NARROW?

CLAIM STRATEGIES FOR PATENT APPLICATIONS: CAN YOUR PATENT CLAIMS EVER BE TOO NARROW?

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

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 …

THE ANATOMY OF A PATENT

THE ANATOMY OF A PATENT

When preparing your patent application, you might want to save money by conducting your own prior art search. Or maybe…

HOW TO LAUNCH A PATENT PORTFOLIO: 7 STRATEGIC STEPS

HOW TO LAUNCH A PATENT PORTFOLIO: 7 STRATEGIC STEPS

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

THE VALUE OF PATENT APPLICATIONS FOR HIGH-TECH COMPANIES

THE VALUE OF PATENT APPLICATIONS FOR HIGH-TECH COMPANIES

In an earlier post, we explained why a high-tech business needs patents — that is, issued patents that…

HOW TO STRENGTHEN YOUR PATENT PORTFOLIO AGAINST “PREEMPTIVE STRIKE” IPR CHALLENGES

HOW TO STRENGTHEN YOUR PATENT PORTFOLIO AGAINST “PREEMPTIVE STRIKE” IPR CHALLENGES

When the America Invents Act (AIA) came into force in 2012 and 2013, it introduced a new USPTO procedure called inter…

HOW TO AVOID YOUR OWN PATENTS AND APPLICATIONS AS PRIOR ART UNDER THE AMERICA INVENTS ACT (AIA)

HOW TO AVOID YOUR OWN PATENTS AND APPLICATIONS AS PRIOR ART UNDER THE AMERICA INVENTS ACT (AIA)

Most patent attorneys are now very familiar with the changes in US patent law that were created by the America…

7 BUSINESS BEST PRACTICES FOR PROTECTING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

7 BUSINESS BEST PRACTICES FOR PROTECTING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

We frequently work with tech companies who need to protect confidential and proprietary information about their technology. If you’re in…

INTRODUCING PARALEGAL DIANE TAYLOR!

INTRODUCING PARALEGAL DIANE TAYLOR!

Patent Law Firm is growing! I’m pleased to announce that Diane Taylorjoined our firm in September 2017…

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