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

Maximizing Value from Patents (Part 1: The Costs)

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Part 1 of this multi-part post focuses on the cost side of a cost/benefit analysis of obtaining patent protection.

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