patent search

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.

AIA

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.

IP strategy

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 […]

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 […]

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