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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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Will Justice Barrett Impact the Patent System?

Will Justice Barrett Impact the Patent System?

Justice Barrett was formally sworn in as the newest member of the U.S. Supreme Court. How will this impact the patent system?

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.

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…

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: 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 3D PRINTING CHALLENGES EXISTING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

HOW 3D PRINTING CHALLENGES EXISTING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

3D printing isn’t a “new” technology by any means, but it’s fast becoming more affordable and accessible.  For one, some…

PATENT ASSIGNMENT: HOW TO TRANSFER OWNERSHIP OF A PATENT

PATENT ASSIGNMENT: HOW TO TRANSFER OWNERSHIP OF A PATENT

This is the second in a two-part blog series on owning and transferring the rights to a patent. (…

PATENT OWNERSHIP VS. INVENTORSHIP: WHO REALLY CONTROLS THE RIGHTS TO A PATENT?

PATENT OWNERSHIP VS. INVENTORSHIP: WHO REALLY CONTROLS THE RIGHTS TO A PATENT?

This is the first in a two-part blog series on owning and transferring the rights to a patent. People commonly…

WHEN CAN PRIOR ART INVALIDATE AN ISSUED PATENT?

WHEN CAN PRIOR ART INVALIDATE AN ISSUED PATENT?

Recently, a blog reader brought a great question to our attention: If an element in a dependent claim is found…

HOW TO WRITE AN INVENTION DISCLOSURE RECORD

HOW TO WRITE AN INVENTION DISCLOSURE RECORD

In a previous blog post, we recommended using IDRs to help document your company’s ownership of an invention. You might be…

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