In 2016, a major Chinese smartphone manufacturer came to us with a problem. The company was being sued by a competitor, also based in China, for patent infringement, and they would soon have to [...]
Creating a patent licensing strategy for circuit patents can be a challenging task. There are rare chances of finding a detailed schematic of products in product literature. This makes [...]
We received a freedom-to-operate search from John, a decade-old client of ours. We share a pleasant relationship where we could discuss our concerns and requirements straight away. John was [...]
Have you ever had a case where you had to perform an invalidation search and you need a prior art for a claim at the heart of which has a mathematical expression? Needless to say, you wouldn’t [...]
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The beauty of a crown is enhanced by its jewels. The gold, no matter how pure, just gives structure to the crown. It is the precious stones that make a crown, a crown. The same applies for a [...]
A smart patent acquisition strategy helps a company maintain its competitive edge and to avoid litigation – pending or imminent. Any company looking for potential targets for acquisition faces [...]
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 [...]
Of late, we have been performing a lot of invalidation searches on patents of 4G LTE. And I noticed a weird pattern – call it insight if you would like to – that I didn’t discover earlier while [...]
On 8 June 2016, following a proposal from the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council adopted a Directive that aims to standardize the national laws in EU countries against [...]
Alice Corp. v CLS Bank is fast becoming a landmark decision for patent analysis in the United States. Many applications are being rejected by examiners based on 35 U.S.C. 101 rejections of the [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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This is the third article of a 3 part series on Smart Business Development Strategies for IP Law Firms which discusses how to use data to build more clients for your IP law firm. The first [...]
Over the past few years, the Patent Office has taken multiple initiatives – Track One examination, Accelerated Examination (AE), Full First Action Interview Pilot Program, and Patent [...]
Technologies, nowadays, are so dynamic they often overlap multiple fields and applications areas. For instance, virtual reality, a branch of computer technology has applications in healthcare, [...]
Corporations continuously invest in R&D to maintain their competitive edge. A good portion of this investment further goes into building a patent portfolio that helps the company in a number [...]
How difficult is it to find a solution to a problem you know nothing about? Difficult? Very difficult? Preposterous, you say? No, we are not being ludicrous. Though less often, there are [...]
How do I find a hidden prior art? – Doesn’t this question bug everyone when we conduct an invalidation search? While some of us try new strategies to excavate one, other explore patent [...]
The recent verdict of Motio Inc. vs. Avnet Inc. has come up as an accurate example of bypassing invalidation based on the Alice decision. Background – Avnet challenged Motio’s U.S. Patent [...]
A wise person once said – Be wary of the startups launching in your industry. What sounds like an interesting idea with a small team working on it today can give all the giants a run for [...]
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 [...]
In the last article, What Is The Problem With Current Outsourced Report CXOs Consume?, I discussed the problem with the current outsourcing practices that CXOs follow. They receive customized [...]
OBJECTIVE The patent that we received from the client was related to Wireless communication and covered the process for handling lower priority communication traffic. STORY This time, we thought [...]
You will agree when I say it’s not always the hard work that leads you to success. Experience plays its sweet role by equipping you with abilities to make decisions that optimize and [...]
Innovation often starts with a “light bulb moment”. One works on their idea and then from idea, s/he moves to invention, and in the end to a patent application. Thereafter it’s up-to [...]