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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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CRAFTING A SMART PATENT STRATEGY: 7 ADVANTAGES FOR TECH STARTUPS OVER LARGE COMPANIES

CRAFTING A SMART PATENT STRATEGY: 7 ADVANTAGES FOR TECH STARTUPS OVER LARGE COMPANIES

By building a robust patent portfolio, tech startups can gain a competitive edge in their industry: Increase…

HOW TO ENSURE HIGH-QUALITY PATENTS IN EMERGING TECH FIELDS

HOW TO ENSURE HIGH-QUALITY PATENTS IN EMERGING TECH FIELDS

Over the past decade or so, the U.S. patent system has evolved significantly, thanks to a combination of new legislation,…

HOW TO OWN HIGHER QUALITY PATENTS

HOW TO OWN HIGHER QUALITY PATENTS

Lots of companies in the tech industry rely on a high-volume patent filing strategy. For example, industry titans like IBM,…

RECENT CHANGES IN THE PATENT SYSTEM AND HOW THEY AFFECT TECH COMPANIES

RECENT CHANGES IN THE PATENT SYSTEM AND HOW THEY AFFECT TECH COMPANIES

Due to a combination of new laws, government policies and initiatives,  and market forces, the U.S. patent system is constantly…

HOW TO MINIMIZE INTRINSIC PATENT RISKS

HOW TO MINIMIZE INTRINSIC PATENT RISKS

Is your tech company building a patent portfolio? Making smart decisions to maximize the long term value of your IP…

WHY TECH STARTUPS NEED TO PLAY OFFENSE WITH PATENTS (AND WHY BIG TECH COMPANIES DON’T)

WHY TECH STARTUPS NEED TO PLAY OFFENSE WITH PATENTS (AND WHY BIG TECH COMPANIES DON’T)

Patents are valuable business assets, and a smart patent portfolio can give your tech company…

MAPPING YOUR PATENT STRATEGY: 5 MILESTONES TO EVALUATE SUCCESS

MAPPING YOUR PATENT STRATEGY: 5 MILESTONES TO EVALUATE SUCCESS

Growing a technology enterprise requires strategic planning and coordination of fundraising efforts, research and development, sales and marketing, product releases,…

CLARIFYING SECTION 101: USPTO DIRECTOR ANDREI IANCU PROPOSES NEW GUIDANCE

CLARIFYING SECTION 101: USPTO DIRECTOR ANDREI IANCU PROPOSES NEW GUIDANCE

During last month’s Intellectual Property Owners Association 46th Annual Meeting, USPTO Director Andrei Iancu announced that the USPTO is considering “revised…

HOW SMART TECH EXECUTIVES APPROACH THE PATENT PROCESS: 5 INGREDIENTS FOR SUCCESS

HOW SMART TECH EXECUTIVES APPROACH THE PATENT PROCESS: 5 INGREDIENTS FOR SUCCESS

According to MIT Sloan Management Review, a company’s IP strategy is most likely to be successful when its executives are highly involved…

ARIOSA V. ILLUMINA: DO PROVISIONAL PATENT APPLICATIONS COUNT AS PRIOR ART?

ARIOSA V. ILLUMINA: DO PROVISIONAL PATENT APPLICATIONS COUNT AS PRIOR ART?

In a previous blog post, we discussed whether secret sales should count as prior art under the AIA. The Supreme Court…

HELSINN V. TEVA: DO SECRET SALES COUNT AS PRIOR ART UNDER THE AIA?

HELSINN V. TEVA: DO SECRET SALES COUNT AS PRIOR ART UNDER THE AIA?

In the patent world, the boundaries of what is considered prior art can be fuzzy and dynamic.  The recent case of …

WHY THE DALLAS IP COMMUNITY IS A NATIONAL ASSET

WHY THE DALLAS IP COMMUNITY IS A NATIONAL ASSET

Thinking of moving to Dallas? You’re not alone. According to the Brookings Institute, Dallas was the No. 1 destination for…

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