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.

A business without IP protection is like driving without your seatbelt on. You’re unnecessarily taking an easily avoidable risk. –Navin Agarwal

Beauty of a patent lies in eyes of beholder. Narrowest of inventions can be monetizable, all depends on what one sees. Even ugliest of beings look beautiful from some ‘point […]

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 […]

IP is more than just patents. It’s brand, it’s confidential information, it’s copyright – none of these rights rely on spending millions of dollars on lawyers. Most of the IP […]

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

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Figuring out the alternatives and what the fullest extent of what can be protected takes time; describing all the alternatives and what you are entitled to receive takes even more time. Time is not something bargain basement service providers offer.