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HOW TO SPEND SMART MONEY DEVELOPING YOUR PATENT PORTFOLIO

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HOW TO SPEND SMART MONEY DEVELOPING YOUR PATENT PORTFOLIO

How spending smart money upfront leads to better long term results and lower overall cost in patent filings.

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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. …

HOW MANY CLAIMS SHOULD MY PATENT HAVE?

HOW MANY CLAIMS SHOULD MY PATENT HAVE?

Inventors often wonder whether the number of claims can affect the overall strength and value of their patent. In a…

BLOCKCHAIN AND CRYPTOCURRENCY: AN OVERVIEW OF THE PATENT LANDSCAPE

BLOCKCHAIN AND CRYPTOCURRENCY: AN OVERVIEW OF THE PATENT LANDSCAPE

The bitcoin bubble may have burst (though it’s predicted to be making a less splashy comebackthis year), but blockchain —…

VIRTUAL AND AUGMENTED REALITY: AN OVERVIEW OF THE PATENT LANDSCAPE

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…

CRAFTING AN EFFECTIVE PATENT STRATEGY: HOW SQUARE BUILT ITS PATENT PORTFOLIO

CRAFTING AN EFFECTIVE PATENT STRATEGY: HOW SQUARE BUILT ITS PATENT PORTFOLIO

In this blog series, we’re examining how successful startups have approached the patent process, and how those strategies dovetail with…

CRAFTING AN EFFECTIVE PATENT STRATEGY: HOW DROPBOX BUILT ITS PORTFOLIO

CRAFTING AN EFFECTIVE PATENT STRATEGY: HOW DROPBOX BUILT ITS PORTFOLIO

In this blog series, we’re examining how successful startups have approached the patent process, and how those strategies dovetail with…

LIDAR: AN OVERVIEW OF THE PATENT LANDSCAPE

LIDAR: AN OVERVIEW OF THE PATENT LANDSCAPE

You may have noticed in recent headlines: Bloomberg recently reported that Waymo (owned by Alphabet, the parent company…

CRAFTING AN EFFECTIVE PATENT STRATEGY: HOW FITBIT BUILT ITS PORTFOLIO

CRAFTING AN EFFECTIVE PATENT STRATEGY: HOW FITBIT BUILT ITS PORTFOLIO

We’re starting a blog series that examines how successful startups have approached the patent process, and how those strategies dovetail…

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: AN OVERVIEW OF THE PATENT LANDSCAPE

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: AN OVERVIEW OF THE PATENT LANDSCAPE

Last year, we listed artificial intelligence (AI) as one of today’s most-hyped emerging technologies, with good reason:…

THE PROS AND CONS OF FIXED-FEE BUDGETS FOR PATENT PROSECUTION

THE PROS AND CONS OF FIXED-FEE BUDGETS FOR PATENT PROSECUTION

I’ve served as outside patent counsel for tech companies of all sizes, and have found that there are both benefits…

HOW TO SAVE MONEY ON YOUR PATENT PORTFOLIO: INVEST UPFRONT IN QUALITY PATENT FILINGS

HOW TO SAVE MONEY ON YOUR PATENT PORTFOLIO: INVEST UPFRONT IN QUALITY PATENT FILINGS

When thinking about the cost of patents, people often focus entirely on the immediate (short-term) cost of…

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