IP Strategy sits at the crossroads of technology, law, and business. With a focus on competitive advantage, IP Strategy can be aligned with Business Strategy to create and exploit powerful positioning and meaningful differentiation within a competitive landscape.
Diversity and Inclusion should be part of your Business Strategy
Making D&I part of the business strategy provides an opportunity to define accountability
Patent Strategies Are Mission Critical for Cannabis Operators
Patents are mission critical to virtually all industries, and especially so during their early stages of growth
most operators are still woefully unprepared to face the potential onslaught of infringement claims and lack a robust risk-mitigation strategy
Concentrate-based products are more risky because they rely on product innovation as well as extraction innovation
“Use in Interstate Commerce” for Trademarks requires Lawful Use in Interstate Commerce
Companies that sell illegal products (such as cannabis, which is unlawful at the federal level) should consider building their brand through the sale of related lawful products (e.g., apparel)
Global patent statistics, and China’s role
WIPO reported 3.3 million patent application filings in 2018 (5.2% increase over 2017)
Asia accounted for more than two thirds of all patent, trademark and industrial design applications in 2018
China’s IP office received the highest number of patent applications in 2018, a record 1.54 million applications that amount to 46.4 percent of the global total and 708,799 industrial design applications, corresponding to 54 percent of the world total.
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Jeff Holman draws from a broad background that spans law, engineering, and business. He is driven to deploy strategic business initiatives that create enterprise value and establish operational efficiencies.