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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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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.

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…

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…

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

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…

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,…

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…

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