The IPR PTAB Cast, hosted by Craige Thompson (a.k.a., “The Examiner Whisperer”) in this show we explore cutting edge and significant inter partes review (IPR) cases that come through the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). IPRs are a hot topic because patent litigation frequently jumps from the federal courts back to the Patent Office. The relatively young IPR process has had a game-changing impact on patent valuation, enforcement, and litigation, so it warrants serious attention for anyone interested in winning the patent game.


Summary: What would happen if your top engineers walked out the door with a patentable idea?

As the CEO of a technologies company, have you thought about what would happen if your top engineers walked out the door with a patentable idea and started a very profitable business? Every employment agreement these days should have a clause obligating employees to assign their rights and invention to your company. However, this doesn’t always happen. Every engineer will leave their current position at some point, and some of them will leave with extremely valuable ideas in their heads that they have been moonlighting on.

In today’s PatentCast, discover how an engineer walked out with valuable patentable ideas when his company was focused on GPS technologies for surveying applications. This former employer lost out on the “Big Win” when they could have had a very profitable idea without expensive or risky litigation.