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Litigation Quality Patents Archived Articles

What Problem Does Your Invention Solve?
What Problem Does Your Invention Solve?Material adapted from Patent Offense: 7 Steps to a Safe, Secure Patent Portfolio by: Craige[...]
Spot Opportunities and Risks in Patent Data
Guest Article: Spot Opportunities and Risks in Patent DataEffective prior art research leads to quality patents and better ROIBy: Steve[...]
Extending the Olive Branch: Negotiating a Solution to Patent Infringement
Extending The Olive Branch: Negotiating a Solution to Patent InfringementImitation may be the highest form of flattery, and if flattery[...]
Patent Prosecution Competence
Patent Prosecution CompetenceMaterial adapted from Patent Offense: 7 Steps to a Safe, Secure Patent Portfolio by: Craige Thompson.A great invention[...]
Two Roads. One Destination.
​Two Roads. One Destination The Path in the PTO Dramatically Changes Patent Value on the Balance Sheet.Many of our clients transfer[...]
Use a Provisional Patent to Protect Your Invention While Waiting for The Real Deal
Use a provisional patent to protect your invention while waiting for The real dealSo, you’ve come up with an invention that[...]
Austin Patent Attorneys Ask, “What Problem Is Your Invention Really Solving?”
Austin Patent Attorneys Ask, "What Problem is Your Invention Really Solving?"At Thompson Patent Law, our general process of working with[...]
Determine whether the Point of Novelty is aligned with a Commercially Valuable Chokepoint
Determine whether the Point of Novelty is aligned with a Commercially Valuable ChokepointMaterial adapted from Patent Offense: 7 Steps to[...]
A CEO’s Guide to Their First 100 Days
Guest Article: A CEO’s guide to their first 100 days Todd Eberhardt, Founder and CEO of Dynasty Leadership Consulting By:[...]
Remarks by Director Andrei Iancu at U.S. Chamber of Commerce Patent Policy Conference
Originally posted here REMARKS BY DIRECTOR ANDREI IANCU AT U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PATENT POLICY CONFERENCE REMARKS BY DIRECTOR ANDREI[...]
Change in the patent cover design
New Change in the Patent Cover Design Patent 10 million, which is for “Coherent Ladar Using Intra-Pixel Quadrature Detection,” marks[...]
Litigation Quality Patent Case Study: DDR Holdings v Digital River
LITIGATION QUALITY PATENT CASE STUDY You Must Use Analogy to Patent SoftwareI’d like to tell you today about a very important case from 2014. This[...]
Did You Forget Something? How It Pays to Remember the R&D Tax Credit
Guest Article: Did You Forget Something?How It Pays to Remember the R&D Tax CreditBy: Jeff Holmberg, CPA, CMA, CVA at[...]
Who Should be Named First on a Patent?
Who Should be Named First on a Patent?does Order of inventors matter? Does it matter in what order inventors are named in[...]
Articulate a Clear Point of Novelty in a Single Sentence
Articulate a Clear Point of Novelty in a Single SentenceThe Unique “Magic Trick” That Sets Us ApartThe Point of Novelty[...]
Three Root Causes Why Most Patents Never Generate a Nickel of Revenue (Article 2 of 5)
THE NEED FOR A POINT OF NOVELTYLQ PATENT COLUMN,  by Craige Thompson***This article is the second in a five part[...]
Let them EAT DOOM cake!
Let them eat doom cake!The asset value of every patent in your portfolio is like making a cake. After you[...]
The Crisis in Patent Quality
The Crisis in Patent Quality Material adapted from Patent Offense: 7 Steps to a Safe, Secure Patent Portfolio by: Craige[...]
Thanks for the Idea!
Thanks For the Idea ...Now I don't need you. Business executives and entrepreneurs often plan to outsource product development and/or manufacturing[...]
Turn “Shelter In Place” Into “Invent In Place”
turn "shelter in place" into "invent in place"Are you sitting at home due to COVID-19?When life gives you lemons, let's[...]
3 Root Causes Why Most Patents Never Generate a Nickel of Revenue (Article 3 of 5)
The Need for a Plan to Succeed AFTER the Patent Office***This article is the third in a five part series[...]
Supreme Court Ruling Protects Domestic & International Resellers from Patent Infringement Claims
Supreme Court Ruling Protects Domestic & International Resellers From Infringement Claims Resellers are breathing a sigh of relief following a[...]
Thinking like the herd
Originally posted here Thinking Like The HerdREMARKS BY DIRECTOR ANDREI IANCU AT U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PATENT POLICY CONFERENCEUnable to speak[...]
Guest Article: Executive Fitness: Tips from Former Pro Bodybuilder
Guest Article Executive Fitness: Tips from former Pro Bodybuilder By: Chris Norton During my days as a professional bodybuilder, diet[...]
There’s Nothing New Under the Sun: The Benefits of Conducting a Prior Art Search
There's Nothing New Under the Sun: The Benefits of Conducting a Prior Art SearchPrior art is the body of knowledge[...]
“Is My Idea Patentable?”
“Is My Idea Patentable?”One of the most common questions I get is “how much does a patent cost?” our response[...]
Will My Patent Application Be Rejected?
Will My Patent Application be rejected? Are you thinking of patenting your invention? You may be worried about whether your patent[...]
The Big Paradigm Finding the Point of Novelty
The Big Paradigm—Finding The Point Of NoveltyMaterial adapted from Patent Offense: 7 Steps to a Safe, Secure Patent Portfolio by:[...]
“How Much Do You Charge” Is The WRONG Question to Ask When Hiring a Patent Lawyer
"How Much Do You Charge" is the Wrong Question to Ask When Hiring a Patent LawyerWhen seeking a patent for[...]
Prepare for The Day Your Patent Expires
Prepare for The Day Your Patent ExpiresUtility patents for functional inventions expire after 20 years. Design patents for non-functional ornamental[...]
When Will My Patent Expire? | Texas Patent Attorneys
When Will My Patent Expire?A common misconception Texas patent attorneys see is that once you are awarded a patent on[...]
The Real Dangers That Office Actions Pose to Your Patents | Texas Patent Lawyer
The Real Dangers That Office Actions Pose to Your Patents | Texas Patent Lawyer As a Texas patent lawyer, I can[...]
Does Your Patent Attorney Understand Business Drivers and How to Boost Profitability?
Does Your Patent Attorney Understand Business Drivers and How to Boost Profitability?For many patent attorneys, their experiences in their professional[...]
How to Keep Your Inventions and Ideas Safe from Theft Until You Get a Patent
How to Keep Your Inventions and Ideas Safe From Theft Until You Get a Patent.The decision of whether or not[...]
When it Comes to a Patent Lawyer’s Experience, “Jack of All Trades” Usually Means Master of None!
When it comes to a patent lawyer's experience, "Jack of all trades" usually means master of none! There are specific questions[...]
Sued for Patent Infringement, But Why?
Sued for Patent Infringement, But Why?You may have had no idea that you were infringing on someone else’s patent. You[...]
How do you say “Shhhhh!!!” in Russian?
How Do you Say “Shhhhh!!!” In Russian?New Class of Secret Prior Art Makes a Patent Go… BOOM!!When companies file for[...]
Why Most Patents Are Doomed to Fail—and What to do About It
Why Most Patents Are doomed to fail - and what to do about it | Texas Patent LawyerThere’s a common[...]
Patent Monetization Strategies Without Litigation
 patent monetization strategies without litigation Although I have been successful in numerous litigations with the #1 patent litigation firm, I[...]
How to Conduct Your Own Preliminary Patent Search Online
How to Conduct Your Own Preliminary Patent Search OnlineWhen you create an invention that solves a problem you believe no[...]
Three Root Causes Why Most Patents Never Generate a Nickel of Revenue
Three root causes why most patents never generate a Nickel of revenue (article 1 of 5) The Need for a[...]
Guest Article: Bariatric (Weight loss) Surgery – The Facts
GUEST ARTICLE: BARIATRIC (WEIGHT LOSS) SURGERY – THE FACTS Bariatric (Weight loss) Surgery - The Facts By Nicole Basa, M.D.,[...]
10 Million Patents a Celebration of American Innovation
Originally posted here 10 million patents: A celebration of American innovationREMARKS BY DIRECTOR ANDREI IANCU AT U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PATENT[...]
PATENTS FOR $199? What does a patent cost?
PATENTS FOR $199? What does a patent cost?3 SHOCKING KNEE SLAPPERS ABOUT A "TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE" PATENT COSTI’ve[...]
Engineering and Technical Acumen Your Patent Counsel Should “Speak Fluent Engineer.”
Engineering and Technical Acumen - Your Patent Counsel Should “Speak Fluent Engineer.” Material adapted from Patent Offense: 7 Steps to a[...]
Guest Article: Investing in Innovation
Investing in Innovation The Lure of “Disruptive” CompaniesBy: Rajkumar (“Kumar”) VinnakotaChances are, most young technology companies would describe themselves as “disruptive.” [...]
Three Root Causes Why Most Patents Never Generate a Nickel of Revenue (Article 4 of 5)
Three root causes why most patents never see a nickel of revenue (article 4 of 5) "Patent Offense," Amazon #1[...]
What Are Patent Trolls and How to Fight Them
What Are Patent Trolls and How to Fight ThemSome companies don’t actually invent the things they patent, but rather buy[...]
Patent Design Around…Fail!
Patent Design Around... Fail!Two competitors recently learned that they could still be punished despite their good faith attempt at a[...]
A New PTO Sheriff is in Town
A New PTO Sheriff is in Town!Good news for Patent Owners coming soon!New PTO director Iancu has some important economic[...]
Patents Need to be Informed by Differences and Benefits
Patents Need to be Informed by Differences and Benefits I feel prompted to make a general comment about best practices in[...]
Hoping for a Quick Approval of Your Patent? Read This First…
Hoping for a Quick approval of your patent? Read this first...As Austin patent lawyers, every day we hear from inventors[...]
Increasing the Value of an Issued Patent
Increasing the value of an issued patent Sometimes a patent is issued with claims that do not adequately protect the owner[...]
Patent Protection Suits and Jurisdiction: Why Federal Court and Choosing a Venue
patent protection suits and jurisdiction: why federal court and choosing a venue If you’re thinking of filing a patent protection[...]
My Trademark is Registered Now What?
MY TRADEMARK IS REGISTERED NOW WHAT? By: Jason Rosenblum.First, you should keep your registration certificate in a safe place. Although there[...]
PTO quietly offers program that increases First Action Allowance rate by 150%
PTO Quietly Offers Program That Increases First Action Allowance Rate By 150%A little known pilot program inverts the patent process[...]
The Need For A Point Of Novelty | 3 Root Causes Why Most Patents Never Generate A Nickel Of Revenue (Article 5 Of 5).
The need for a point of Novelty | 3 Root Causes Why Most Patents Never Generate a Nickel of revenue[...]
3 Things Outside Patent Counsel Can Do to Make Inside Counsel Look and Feel Great
3 things outside counsel can do to make inside counsel look and feel greatWhat can Outside Counsel do to make[...]
General Rules for Things You Can’t Patent | Austin Patent Lawyers
General Rule For Things You Can't PatentPatents are intended to protect inventors by allowing them exclusive rights to create and[...]
How Do International Patents Work?
How Do International  Patents Work?I just had a client call and asked me this question this morning, “How do international[...]
Protect Your Ideas, Your Brand, Your Business
protect your ideas, your brand,your businessDon’t Make the Mistake of Not Securing Your Intellectual Property and Patent Rights.How much of[...]
Thompson Patent Law Turns 10!
Thompson Patent Law Turns Ten!On Monday, April 1st, 2019 Thompson Patent Law Turned Ten! TPL has been helping inventors and[...]
Are You Overlooking Ways to Add More Value to Your Invention?
Are you overlooking ways to add more value to your invention? Engineers are often narrowly-focused on product development. They are focused[...]
“Track 1” does for Patents what “Formula 1” does for Cars
In the security line at the airport, the first class lane moves very fast.  In the Patent Office, the first[...]
Pro Se Patent Litigant? What to Consider First
Pro Se Patent Litigant? What to Consider First. With more legal information and resources available to the public, many patent[...]

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