Three scenarios when your standard essential patents are not valuable

The value of a patent is normally measured by the market/revenue of the products covered by the patent.  Larger the market of the product, higher is the value of the patent covering it.  But by [...]

How to make Money from Patents When Reverse Engineering doesn’t confirm Infringement?

Ever broke a phone by mistake? Feels bad, doesn’t it? Ever broke a phone knowingly. No. Well, we broke three of them. Three brand new, flagship smartphones. Why? Well, we were working on a [...]

Finding Prior Art in Unconventional Places: How we found Prior Art in a Museum?

We find prior art in a lot of unconventional places. Sitcoms, Pop culture magazines, FCC ID databases, Internet archives – Well, almost every place where you would least think of finding prior [...]

Do you find yourself clicking like crazy on Patbase? Stop! There is a solution.

The Winter was slowly paving the way for the Spring. The warmth of sunshine, from the side window of your car, seeped into your skin. And by the time your reached office, your spirit was on cloud [...]

What You Should Look for When Deciding A Patent Search Partner?

James, a renowned Intellectual Property attorney from the US, works with IP search/consulting partners for assisting him with patent analysis. These IP partners perform analyses like patent [...]

Dear Patent Attorneys, Yes We Understand What Do You Want! Even if You Don’t Tell.

At the end of the day, how well do we know our customers, is something that does matter. And, it feels awesome that yeah we do understand people we work for. The last week of August turned out to [...]

Patent Acquisitions – Where to find Ideal Patents to Mitigate risks during Foreign Expansion?

Lack of IP poses a challenge of patent infringement not only within the country but also when companies plan to go global – They are welcomed with lawsuits. At such a time, patent acquisition of [...]

GreyB and PatSnap entered into a strategic alliance for providing Patent services

Helping Patsnap provide world class IP services to their clients. PatSnap, the global Intellectual Property Analytics company backed by Sequoia and used by innovative companies to accelerate [...]

How to Select A Better Search Partner?

“Tis’ the era of outsourcing!” And there’s nothing particularly wrong with it. Especially in the case of In-house counsels and Patent Attorneys trying to find prior art to save their client’s [...]

FTO Inspired Landscapes – A Way to Optimize Freedom to Operate Studies

Ask a bunch of patent counsel how do they feel about performing a Freedom to Operate study, and you may hear a collective groan from the whole group. No doubt – performing an FTO is a cumbersome [...]

How competitive analysis could lead to effective R&D Strategy?

How is Competitive Landscape helpful to researchers for creating an effective R&D strategy? To answer this question in its truest sense, we need to understand what competitive landscaping [...]

Patent trolls are good: How Patent assertion entities are good for Innovation and impact economy?

“Patent trolls are bad for business.” “Patent trolls hurt innovation and US economy.” “Patent trolls are a threat to competitive markets.” “It’s time to kill patent trolls for good.” You have [...]

Is IP Counsel’s Job Limited to Patent Prosecution, Litigation and Maintenance only?

Failure stems not as a result of an action, but often as a result of inaction. Digital Equipment Corporation, a leader in the computer market for decades does not even exist today. Why? Because [...]