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
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
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
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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
Long past are the days when technology and IP were less used strategic tools. Today, when technology and patents are considered a strong actor in business development, a patent analyst’s […]
A corporation without successful IP vision is like a car without a steering wheel. -Abhijeet Singh
Ambiguity is never going to be completely eliminated. In fact, the courts have told us some ambiguity in patents is acceptable. But ambiguity is also the fuel for disputes. If […]
We don’t like litigation. There’s nothing great about it. We‘re not set up to engage in it. It’s expensive. It’s time-consuming, distracting and it doesn’t look good for anybody to […]
Creation of an IP Strategy that allows innovators to capture and maximize the value of their innovation investment is really not rocket science. –Jackie Hutter