Jackie Hutter, IP Strategist – The Hutter Group LLC: IP Business Strategy

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A Patent Reality Check: Litigation Not a Viable Business Model for Most Patent Owners

The ability of an intrepid inventor to strike it rich from a great idea seems to be embedded in the DNA of many Americans. In truth, however, getting rich merely from a patent is a rare occurrence–maybe not as low a probability…more
| Business Torts, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Improve Your Chances of Obtaining a Patent by Demonstrating the "Wow Factor" in Your Application

A strong majority of people seeking patent protection to protect their products or technology leave the details the drafting process to their patent attorneys. This can be an ineffective way to handle the front end of the…more
| Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Everything's Negotiable: How Corporations Can Drastically Reduce Their IP Legal Costs without Sacrificing IP Quality

For most corporate buyers of IP legal services the ability to obtain substantive cost reduction has been somewhat limited due to the lack of transparent information available about legal fees. IP law firms have benefited…more
| Intellectual Property, Law Firm Marketing, Law Practice Products & Services, Science, Computers, & Technology

Project Long Term Value Creation: Opportunities for an Organization to Develop Business Competencies in IP Strategy at the Enterprise Level

Corporations are increasingly treating their intellectual property as business assets, as opposed to merely legal issues. In order to successfully do so, the business side of an organization must develop competencies in areas…more
| Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Patent Owners Can Improve Monetization Efforts When Attorneys Act as "Technology Scouts"

Relatively few patents end up being valuable for a client. This typically occurs because the business needs of the client changed during the time the patent application was pending. Historically, such non-aligned patent rights…more
| Intellectual Property, Law Firm Marketing, Law Practice Products & Services, Science, Computers, & Technology

Patent Owners Can Improve Monetization Efforts When Attorneys Act as "Technology Scouts"

Relatively few patents end up being valuable for a client. This typically occurs because the business needs of the client changed during the time the patent application was pending. Historically, such non-aligned patent rights…more
| Intellectual Property, Law Firm Marketing, Law Practice Products & Services, Science, Computers, & Technology

Innovations in Corporate IP Management: Methodologies to Reduce Outside IP Counsel Costs

Corporate intellectual property ("IP") legal managers are under intense pressure to keep outside counsel legal budgets under control, at the same time IP is experiencing increasing importance as a corporate asset. Traditional…more
| Intellectual Property, Law Practice Products & Services, Science, Computers, & Technology

50% of Venture Capital Investment is Lost: How Your Clients Can Improve These Odds Using the Right Patent Analytics

If you are a counselor of venture capital firms or entrepreneurs who owning start-up companies that are targets of venture capitalists, you might already be familiar with the high rate of failure associated with such…more
| Business Organizations, Law Practice Products & Services, Mergers & Acquistions, Science, Computers, & Technology

The "Dirty Little Secret of Patents" is that Most are Worthless to Their Owners. Here is Why.

Notwithstanding the vast corporate and entrepreneurial resources expended each year to file, prosecute, manage and maintain patents, a significant majority end up having little or no business value to their owners. Whether or…more
| Intellectual Property, Law Practice Products & Services, Science, Computers, & Technology

Two Simple Questions Will Determine Whether IP Strategy is Critical to an Entrepreneurial Business Venture

While IP can seem somewhat arcane and impenetrable to people who have not been trained in this specialized legal area, fortunately, formulation of an IP strategy requires an entrepreneur to ask just two simple…more
| Business Organizations, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

An Introduction to Patent Monetization Resources for Corporations and Entrepreneurs

For corporations and entrepreneurs seeking to monetize their un- or under-utilized patent rights for the first time, it can be difficult to know where to begin. The patent monetization market is not yet mature and, as with…more
| Intellectual Property, Mergers & Acquistions, Science, Computers, & Technology

Confessions of a Reluctant Convert to Electronic Patent File Management Systems & Why I Am Now a True Believer

For many years, vendors of office automation systems expended considerable effort trying to convince corporate and law firm patent attorneys to adopt paperless file management systems by touting the time and money savings…more
| Intellectual Property, Law Practice Products & Services, Science, Computers, & Technology

A Consumer Product Company's Costly Patent Lesson: It's Not Enough to Protect the Invention, the Innovation Must Also be Patented

This article illustrates why many patents fail to adequately protect against a competitor's knocking-off a new product or technology. Even though a major consumer products company holds 18 US patents on a new product, this…more
| Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Chief IP Counsel: Stop Trying to Change How Your Lawyers Bill You and Focus on the Model They Use to Provide Your Legal Services

Today, much effort is being expended in obtaining reduction in the cost of obtaining IP legal services. Fundamentally, all current efforts work within the existing law firm model. As such, a limit exists in the level of…more
| Intellectual Property, Law Practice Products & Services, Science, Computers, & Technology

Learning from Microsoft's Hard Trademark Lesson: Your Technology Start-Up Clients Need a Multi-Faceted IP Strategy

Microsoft introduced its Windows(R) product in 1985, but delayed filing for trademark protection until 1990. By this time, however, the public associated the word "Windows" with the specific operation of the software. The US…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Business Organizations, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology
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