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PATENT INFRINGEMENT: HOW IT’S PROVEN, AND HOW THIS SHOULD INFLUENCE YOUR PATENT FILINGS

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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…

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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…

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…

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION: DO WE NEED TO HIRE A LOCAL PATENT LAW FIRM?

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION: DO WE NEED TO HIRE A LOCAL PATENT LAW FIRM?

When choosing a patent attorney to prepare and file patent applications, some people assume you need to hire someone local.

BIGLAW VS. BOUTIQUE IP FIRMS: A COMPARISON FOR HIRING OUTSIDE COUNSEL

BIGLAW VS. BOUTIQUE IP FIRMS: A COMPARISON FOR HIRING OUTSIDE COUNSEL

Should you engage a BigLaw or boutique intellectual property (IP) firm to help you with patent prosecution? Many businesses base…

IS IT TIME TO FIRE YOUR PATENT ATTORNEY? 12 FACTORS TO CONSIDER

IS IT TIME TO FIRE YOUR PATENT ATTORNEY? 12 FACTORS TO CONSIDER

If you’re reading this post, perhaps you’re dissatisfied with your patent attorney’s services — and wondering whether it’s finally time…

22 QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE HIRING A PATENT LAW FIRM

22 QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE HIRING A PATENT LAW FIRM

A tech company’s relationship with a patent law firm is often a long-term one. That’s why it’s important to do…

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…

7 TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL RELATIONSHIP WITH OUTSIDE PATENT COUNSEL

7 TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL RELATIONSHIP WITH OUTSIDE PATENT COUNSEL

While some legal issues are best managed in-house, there are many instances where engaging outside counsel is necessary — especially…

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