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.

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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

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 well thought basic patent is like the ugly duckling. It will be ridiculed at first, but give it time. Once it has persevered enough and the right time comes, […]

How would you feel if government cancels driving license of all the citizens only because of reckless driving by some drunken drivers? Individual inventors today are getting this exact feeling […]

When people think of patents, if they do at all, they usually picture a crazed inventor who looks a lot like Christopher Lloyd in Back to the Future, working late nights […]

Unintelligible patents are the hallmark of patents written by someone who does not understand the invention or by someone who wants to make the patent so obtuse that they need […]

Our patent system is in trouble. An entire class of legal instruments, once lauded as worthy and essential elements in a free-market economy built upon innovation, has become suspect. What’s […]

Calculating the value of the contribution of individual essential patents to the value of a standard is a hopeless exercise. The debate reminds of attempts to calculate the value contribution […]

The process of obtaining a patent – or, indeed, in some cases not obtaining a patent – from the initial invention disclosure through to a final disposition of some sort, involves a […]

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 […]

What does patent quality mean to the client? It means that, years after we obtain a patent, when we need to leverage that patent, and we dust it off, we […]

Patent Quality is not invention quality and it is not patent value. Invention quality, patent quality and patent value are all different. They relate to each other. They may impact […]

The EPO is one single organization when it comes to process, but you can’t negotiate with them at a political level because they’ll engage you in a conversation but at […]

I really think patent drafters have a very, very difficult job. They’re drafting for the inventor in front of them. If they’re outside counsel, they’re also drafting for their partner […]

Code is code. Where it runs doesn’t matter. So it’s not different. I wrote software for 10 years. Not much, if anything, is completely original in software. Like Jobs said, it’s […]

Small businesses can and do become great without patents. The problem for little guys with patents is that no patent lives in a vacuum. Particularly with software and technology. There […]

Once you understand the history you can invent for the future. Without understanding the prior art you don’t have a roadmap. –Stephen key

If you don’t have a patent system in place, no one’s going to publish their research, and no one’s going to invest those R&D dollars, because they can’t get a […]

I always find it rather ironic that some of the companies that are on the other side of the patent troll fight are companies that started with a single patent […]

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Those with more resources have some advantages in any litigation. That’s one reason a patent right is important, it can level that playing field a bit. Which is why I […]

We all know that there is a cost to society if we issue a patent or a claim that should not have issued, just as there’s a cost to society […]