Posts Tagged ‘Patent Strategy’

Patents Have A Multiplying Effect

How Patents Can Have a Multiplying Effect on a Startup Company Multiplying An Investment With Patents The best patents are those that multiply an investment and actually generate money on their own. Some companies have devolved into purely research and development companies that license technology.  The integrated circuit industry has almost completely changed to this model, where…

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Patent Myths

Getting a patent is the beginning, not the end. The Patent Bar often gives terrible advice for startup CEOs, but we as patent attorneys have a fiduciary duty to advise the client. Many patent attorneys, especially pay-for-services outside counsel, are giving terrible advice that is purely self-serving. Their advice is only designed to put money…

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Startup Patent Portfolio Roadmap

A Roadmap For A Startup’s Portfolio A startup’s patent portfolio can be thought of in two distinct patent types: prophetic patents and non-prophetic.  Non-prophetic patents can also be thought of as “data-driven” patents.  Prophetic patents are a necessary evil, but they can be very damaging to a startup when used badly. Prophetic patents are those that are…

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