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.  Bigger the market of the product, the higher is the value of the patent covering it.  But [...]

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 [...]

Patent Abandonment Strategy: Why you should Look beyond your core competition before abandoning patents?

Would you believe me if I said patent abandonment strategy of companies like Delphi, Hewlett-Packard, and Xerox have flushed Millions of Dollars down the drain? Metaphorical expression, but truth [...]

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 [...]

What Kind of Innovation is taking place in Insurance Sector? – A Patent Perspective

If you are not innovating, you are planning your exit- Paul Perreault We live in an era of stifling competition where the only factor that sets apart the top players from the rest is innovation. [...]

How Bob Stumbled Upon The Secret For Maximizing Return On Investment While Monetizing Patents?

Today was the most important day in Bob’s life. Bob holding a Mont Blanc in his hand was seconds away from signing a deal with XYZ Technologies. Bob is a patent owner who had spent 10 years of [...]

Patent portfolio strategy: filing patent continuation applications to enhance value of a portfolio

Patent portfolios are one of the most indispensable assets of an organization.  A sound patent portfolio strategy can build portfolios that could serve as a Weapon of choice during litigation – [...]

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 [...]

How to Defeat A Design Around, Prove Infringement, and Increase Value of a Patent

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where a product was infringing on your patents? But you could do nothing as the product was designed around to avoid infringement? More often, we come [...]

How we used Reverse Engineering to confirm patent infringement?

One of the major challenges faced by a patent licensing manager is to find and prove evidence of infringement. The lack of evidence of the use chart, in a majority of cases, becomes a standalone [...]