Prior art searches are generally high stake projects, often carried out when patents are a part of active litigation campaigns or subject to strength check for acquisition studies or future [...]
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 Helped a Telecom PRB Director Design a Patent Organization and Analysis System Trained to Think Just Like Him
For big companies with active R&D departments, keeping track of the many thousands of individual patents that often make up their patent portfolios frequently represents a daunting task, the [...]
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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 [...]
When it comes to mergers and acquisitions, the incoming IP from the entity being acquired (or merged with) holds vital importance. The concerned authority, in most cases a patent counsel, has to [...]
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 [...]
What happens when a company has a strong patent portfolio but is not able to convert the IP assets into financial ones? Add to it, the rising operational costs that are affecting the financial [...]
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 [...]
While much has been said about the need for a regular Competitor Patent Monitoring exercise in every major industry, the importance of patent monitoring process in the Pharmaceutical industry [...]
The Alice v. CLS Bank has had a tremendous impact on how the patent office treats applications for business method inventions. Indeed, since the Supreme Court’s decision in Alice, the allowance [...]
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 [...]
One of the major challenges faced by a patent licensing manager is to find and prove evidence of an infringement. Not so strong evidence of the use chart can become a standalone factor for the [...]
Talk of budgets and the very first question that comes to the mind is — Given a certain amount of money, how much should be allocated to various expenses? Should you abandon few patents from [...]
OBJECTIVE The patent under study was related to a cigarette filter having gas adsorbing material and certain specific composition requirements. Our objective was to invalidate the patent [...]
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 [...]
Especially at young, fast-growing companies, there are few employees under more pressure than members of the Patent Review Board, or PRB—also known as a Patent Review Committee. Generally [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Julija Kaminskaite, as a part of her business school program, submitted her thesis on reducing the failure rate of SMEs. What astounded me when I was reading through the paper was this particular [...]
At GreyB, companies often approach us with the broad objective of having us help them strengthen their IP position. It’s a challenge that incorporates elements of the three core IP research [...]
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 [...]
Patent transactions in a domain can reveal many overlooked insights — Insights that your competitors might not be paying attention to when crafting their research and development strategies, or [...]
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, [...]
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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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 [...]
While working in the IP industry, I got a chance to work with a lot of corporate patent counsels from SMEs to Fortune 500. I learned that the job and responsibilities of an IP counsel are way [...]
This case study would be very interesting for you if you are part of Steel industry. The researcher name, technology, and suggestions have been changed to maintain confidentiality but retain the [...]
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