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  • Intellectual Property

Patent Connections – Licensors vs Implementers: Who’s Really Promoting Innovation?

In a previous Patent Connections installment (Using Patents To Open Innovation And Open Minds), I mentioned the misconception that some people hold who think that only technology implementers should be financially rewarded,…more
 /  Intellectual Property

Using Patents To Open Innovation And Open Minds

Open Innovation (capital “O” capital “I”) seems to be the “buzz word” of the day amongst anyone dabbling in the ever expanding global market for transaction of ideas, inventions, knowledge and products. The concept behind the…more
 /  Intellectual Property

A Patent Does Not Protect Your Products

Patent attorney websites are abundant on the internet, complete with explanations about why inventors and businesses should file patents. Unfortunately, they're almost universally painting an incomplete picture. I will refrain…more
 /  Intellectual Property

New Year’s Patent Resolutions: Bulk Up Or Trim The Fat? A Humble Suggestion Is To Try Both

Long term IP planning is something that too often goes neglected at most companies. Sure, you may give your IP department a prosecution budget each year, which they use to pay for new patent applications, and ongoing prosecution…more
 /  Intellectual Property

Lawsuits For The Greater Good: University Research Monetizing Patents Through Litigation

Continuing the inaugural theme of Patent Connections, today’s column focuses on university research efforts and its effect on patent litigation. The timing of this discussion is of particular interest, given that we recently…more
 /  Intellectual Property

Life After Death: Liquidation Of Corporate Assets Can Generate Significant Post-Bankruptcy Revenue

When a company is reorganizing or dissolving altogether, patents are treated much like the furniture, appliances and office space. By that I mean, the patents can be determined to have value, and a trustee can decide how that…more
 /  Intellectual Property

From Bottomlines to Headlines: How Private Research Leads To Patent Litigation

Greetings, and thanks for reading the first installment of my weekly Patent Calls column, Patent Connections. Each Wednesday, I’ll be commenting on the role intellectual property, and more specifically, patents play in today’s…more
 /  Intellectual Property
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