General IP Strategy, In-House IP, Patent Strategy, Startup IP

PRO vs. CON: Provisional patent applications

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Patents can be very valuable, but also very expensive. So what about “provisional patents”? I almost always talk people out of filing provisionals. However, as with all other forms of IP, provisionals have their place. And when used in the right ways at the right times for the right reasons, they can provide tremendous value.  Continue reading “PRO vs. CON: Provisional patent applications”

General IP Strategy, In-House IP, Patent Strategy, Startup IP

Maximizing Value from Patents (Part 2: Benefits)

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Part 2 of this multi-part post focuses on the BENEFIT side of a cost/benefit analysis of obtaining patent protection.

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General IP Strategy, In-House IP, Patent Strategy, Startup IP, Trademark Strategy

A-PLuS – IP in a Value-Growth Mindset

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Acquiring IP assets should never be the end goal.  IP is a vehicle, and IP strategy is the road.  Without IP, an organization spins its wheels or must constantly change course. But when used properly, IP can drive an organization ever forward with sustained competitive value.

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