While looking at patents, you might feel that everything seems to be random and nothing makes sense. But there is always a pattern in chaos. And we unravel that pattern in the chaos.
We are as interesting as a superhero which looks average at first, but when in action, delivers more than you anticipated.
– Arpana Kondal
There is no special strategy for the search, all you have to do observe every possible minute details and modify your plans accordingly.
– Nikhil Gupta
It would not be difficult to cite many instances of patents that have been granted, improperly I think, and without adequate tests of invention by the Patent Office. But I […]
For a cash-constrained company, IPR proceedings give them options to challenge a patent without taking on the burden of full-blown litigation. Even if a company has the means to take […]
Judge: “Am I never to hear the truth?” Counsel: “No, my lord, merely the evidence.” -Peter Murphy, Practical Guide to Evidence
“I made three arguments in every case. First came the one I had planned-as I thought, logical, coherent, complete. Second was the one actually presented – interrupted, incoherent, disjointed, disappointing. […]
Shortsighted thinking deprives patent owners from licensing opportunities. –Eric Halber
IP is like Potential energy, the output depends on the force applied. Make your IP work for you. –Aoife Butler
A patent professional is someone, who possesses technical skills, scientific approach, legal knowledge, and futuristic vision. Yes, they are rare. -Ujjwal Jha
A patent grant is the collaborative outcome of weeks spent pondering over an idea, months spent strategically penning down the creation and years spent fiercely defending its originality.
Patents have always been the redeemer of sinking companies. –Rohit Jaswal
A patent is not innovation. It is the right to block someone else from innovating. –Kent Walker
Invalidating a patent is like a detective job. You do a lot of observation, find some evidence, take some clue from it to crack a case.
To successfully license in today’s environment, it is often necessary to file a patent infringement suit to convince a potential licensee to seriously engage in licensing negotiations and close a […]
IP games are being played on all sides, resulting in demon dialogues, negative patterns and quick escalations to legal actions. In order to foster productive discussions, both sides need to […]
PAEs are detrimental to business and innovation. Despite what they say, trolls are not making the world a better place for anyone. It is time they lay down their arms […]
Patent owners should invest the necessary time and money in preparing and prosecuting patents with greater clarity, so that 10 years from now there will be confidence that those patents will […]
Management typically doesn’t understand all the different mechanisms or business models that can apply to IP. So, if you ask, “What do you want to do with it?” they say, “Huh?” You […]
I can prove to you a value for something that’s anything I want it to be. I pretty much decide what it’s worth and then I pick an algorithm that proves the number. The one value in using an outside firm for valuation is to provide credibility for the answer you’ve already come up with.
Having IP and getting licensing revenue makes sense in some business situations, but not in others. If you can find patents that still have a useful life but are not in a […]
Leveraging IP assets is much broader than monetization. It could mean clearing roadblocks in front of introducing new products, or getting new avenues to sell company products. At the end of the day, […]
Litigation tends to follow the industries where the real innovations are being made, and where the potential for huge profits are. –William J Marsden Jr.
By undermining patents, by encouraging inventors not to file patents, by it making harder for small inventors to get and enforce their patents, and by adding uncertainty to the entire […]
Most of these companies don’t produce anything,they just shake down anyone who does, so calling them trolls is a little misleading, at least trolls actually do something, they control bridge […]
Innovation and invention are not the same thing. A true innovation has market value. A patented invention may or may not. –Jeremy De Beer
It doesn’t really matter how strategic you think you are, if you can’t access a pragmatic and clear construction of patent claims, you’re in trouble. –Duncan Bucknell
We couldn’t possibly make products as cheaply as China. And so the only reason why China has to respect us is our patents. The minute China thinks that our patents […]
If you want to get good ideas, you need to see what is already patented, because a lot of good ideas come from a combination of existing ideas. –Charles Besson
An IP strategy should not exist in a vacuum, it has really got to be designed to help the business to achieve its technology, and business strategies. Otherwise, it does […]
I think that the Unitary patent system will be beneficial for trolls and at the same time not. It’s beneficial as you can have an impact all over Europe if […]
We have essentially no patents in SpaceX. Our Primary long-term competition is in China. If we published patents, it would be farcical, because the Chinese would just use them as […]
Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something […]
The settled idea especially among sole inventors and small companies holding just a single patent, is that you can make money from having a patent. Rather the prospect of making […]
Using patents to keep rivals out of the market is like putting rocks in a stream. The stream is going to find a way around. Wouldn’t it be better to […]
Patents are those blank cheques which one can claim anytime for being the first to invent the last. –Zahid Iqbal
When you are analyzing patents, do not look for relevant ones, look from where they are coming, how they are changing with your strings, try to see what others don’t […]
A great patent searcher is an ideatheist, he lacks belief in ideas and proves it with prior art. –Chakshu Kalra
Inventor and Prior Art searcher are like Yin-Yang, they complete each other! –Chakshu Kalra
A patent lifecycle has different stages with their own opportunities and threats. Selecting which stage to monitor and more importantly how to monitor these stages is imperative for the success […]
History is full of cases where a minor claim element caused death of a patent, and a look at these lawsuits pinpoints the little scope of flexibility that exists in […]
Patent portfolios of many universities are an underutilized asset eating dust sitting at a corner,because either the Universities are not monetizing their patents or they are not monetizing them the […]
If you are a consumer, you have to decide what you want from a landscape analysis to extract maximum value out of it. If that’s not happening, you are wasting […]
A non-patent literature search, as per my experience, is like a diamond mine. Only people who know how to dig well and in the right direction, have a high probability […]
Knowing where to file a patent based on industry and consumers’ needs is the key to avoiding a monetary loss, which results due to a undirected worthless patent filing. -Arindam […]
Innovation is that Gem, which you need to find by diving deep down the sea of technology and the effort is worth it! –Arjun Verma
Patents are buried diamonds. All you need to make the most of it is to Dig Deeper. Rajat Vats
Patents are the driving wheels of technology sharing and cumulative advancement of mankind. -Nilesh Singh
It is always good to invest more in prior art searching before applying for patent, then to keep paying for one that can disappoint you in court. –Shikhar Sahni
I am amused when some attorneys start comparing search providers on pricing even being fully aware that a quality work can do wonders in patent monetization. –Shikhar Sahni