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Austin Start Up Week

Controlling Your Legal Expenses: Smart and Efficient Use of Legal Counsel for Start-Ups


Craige Thompson presented on various tips to control startup legal expenses. This event helped Startups that face countless challenges as they attempt to grow. Some of the areas that the panel spoke about discuss included:

  • The pitfalls of using a search engine for legal help and do-it-yourself legal services
  • What to do when your investors bring their own lawyers
  • Ideal solutions for a legal budget for corporate formation, investment, and intellectual property protection
  • Forming a lasting relationship with your legal counsel
  • Using a “virtual” law firm to minimize legal expenses on one-off specialized legal projects
Austin Start Up Week

Craige Thompson (“The Examiner Whisperer”) On A Patent Strategy In The US For Capturing Improvements Of An Invention

Here is a phone interview with Craige Thompson from Austin, Texas.

Craige is a Patent Attorney since the year 2000, and before that, he worked as a professional engineer in electronics design.

Craige has written a very practical book, the “Patent Offense: 7 Steps to a Safe, Secure Patent Portfolio”.
You can purchase it here.

Craige and I had a friendly chat over the phone when we started to speak about the America Invent Act 2013. I asked him whether we can switch on recording and he said yes, and what you hear in the following is our 20-minutes talk


This podcast covers Craige’s process for getting a patent which includes:

  • Harvest the invention to understand what to patent

  • Perform prior art search for what has already been patented

  • Find the clear point of novelty

  • Determine if novelty is aligned to be commercially viable

  • Verify profitability for novelty

  • Brainstorm monetization strategies

  • Prioritize the claim strategy

 Dynasty Podcast

Craige Thompson, Austin Patent Attorney, on the 2017 Tech Breakfast Showcase in Austin, TX

Craige Thompson, President, Thompson Patent Law, and members of his patent law firm will exhibit and present at The Tech Breakfast Showcase 2017 on Sunday, March 12, 2017, from 9AM to 1PM. The event will be held on the rooftop deck of Fogo De Chao, 309 E. 3rd St., Austin, Texas.

Craige went on to say that the attendees are in the entrepreneurial, startup, and high tech communities. The breakfast will occur adjacent to the world-renown SXSW Conference, occurring at the same time in Austin.

Buisness Innovators Radio

Special Campfire at the Incubator for Innovation and Impact featuring a discussion on patent law

Craige Thompson attorney with Thompson Patent Law will be speaking at the Campfire at Concordia on July 13. He will be taking about the “Top Insights about Patents”.

Thompson Patent Law is a boutique patent law firm that specializes in patents for electronic/electrical, mechanical, electro-mechanical, and software.

Tech Ranch understands that entrepreneurs thrive in community which is why this event focuses on exchanging ideas while sharing experience, knowledge, and wisdom in entrepreneurship.


Interested in learning more about the patent process? 

Craige frequently shares his thoughts and insights about the area of patent law including speaking events, blog posts, podcasts and webinars. To access this wealth of knowledge visit our online library 

If you would like Craige to speak at your event please call (512) 729-6764.   


Craige Thompson, JD, EE, PE, Patent Attorney

Craige Thompson JD, EE, PE Patent Attorney Author of Amazon #1 Best seller, Patent Offense

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