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Top Tips for your NDAs and Confidentiality Agreements

If you find yourself using NDAs and Confidentiality Agreements often, you should be aware of the many ways that you can customize your...

July 15, 2020
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When Am I Ready to File a Patent?

The innovation process is complex, iterative, and often undefined. This makes it hard to know when you’re ready to file for initial...

July 7, 2020
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Do you develop technology as an independent contractor? Here’s how you should think about defining your IP ownership, assignments, and licenses

There are a lot of moving parts when you start working together with another party on joint research & development or in an independent...

May 29, 2020
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Should you File a Divisional, Continuation, or Continuation-in-Part before your Patent Issues?

Your patent claims are allowed. Your patent is going to issue soon. Congratulations!

May 15, 2020
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Ready for Patents? Here’s your Quick Start Guide

You’ve got some innovative ideas, a technology team, or just an inventive approach to life. Now you want to know how to start the patent...

May 4, 2020
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Intellectual Property Strategy – An Integrated Approach to Aligning your IP Assets with your Business Strategy

How do you evaluate an attorney or consultant who says they do strategy?

April 20, 2020
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Four of the Fastest Fixes for your Patent Portfolio

Everyone is in crisis mode right now. Even businesses that are doing still generating acceptable revenues should recognize these...

April 16, 2020
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Top 3 Mistakes when starting your Patent Strategy

Speaking with prospective clients this week reminded me of some common and potentially costly mistakes that innovators make.

April 14, 2020
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Are You Managing Your Patent Portfolio Strategically?

How many times have you found yourself scrutinizing your budget for opportunities to save money, control costs, and optimize productivity?

March 20, 2020
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Patent Quality: Considerations to Draft a Quality Patent Application

What makes a quality patent application? Utility patent applications must meet several criteria to qualify for patent protection...

March 20, 2020
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Patent Guidance: 10 Criteria for Deciding when to File a Non-Provisional Patent Application

Ironically, the tasks of preparing and filing a patent application might be less stressful than actually making the decision to file.

March 20, 2020
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Next Steps: Provisional Patent Application

Congratulations! Your provisional patent application is filed. You now have “Patent Pending” status. Now what?

March 20, 2020
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Are You a RACE Inventor? Four Characteristics of Successful Inventors

Inventors, like inventions, come in all shapes and sizes. Over the years, working with thousands of inventors has given me a lot of time...

March 20, 2020
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Use these Four Factors to Assess Your Business Strategy Profile

Every business exists for a purpose. Usually, that purpose is to make money. However, making money is not a business strategy.

March 20, 2020

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