Update Your Invention, Update your Patent Portfolio

Today I’m going to help you to avoid a very common patent pitfall. I encounter many high tech business owners, executives, and inventors who have the mistaken belief that if they’ve obtained a patent on the original version of a product that the patent will cover the product as a whole forever, but that is Read more about Update Your Invention, Update your Patent Portfolio[…]

Top Reasons for Applying for a Software Patent

Top reasons for applying for a software patent include: 1) you want to signal to potential investors/partners that you are serious about your efforts and have something unique enough to protect via patent; 2) you will need defensive patents to even the playing field against your competitors; and 3) your business model depends on licensing Read more about Top Reasons for Applying for a Software Patent[…]

Five Key Questions to Ask Yourself Before Seeking Patents

Anyone considering investing in patents should interrogate themselves as to their business objectives/motives as early as possible. That means really digging into the details of five key questions, “five Ws” Who are you? Whether you’re an inventor in a garage or in-house attorney at a large, innovative organization, it’s important to ask where this effort is going. Read more about Five Key Questions to Ask Yourself Before Seeking Patents[…]