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Protecting Your Invention’s Patentability
Protecting Your Invention’s Patentability By: Timothy Snowden, BS(BME), CPP Patent Agent If you do not consider, prepare for, and provide[...]
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[...]
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 holders[...]
Protect Your Ideas, Your Brand, Your Business
protect your ideas, your brand,your business Don’t Make the Mistake of Not Securing Your Intellectual Property and Patent Rights. How[...]
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[...]
Bringing Patton to Patents
Patton-ing PatentsGeneral Patton’s victory over Rommel made famous his diligent approach to preparation. The imaginative proclamation, “Rommel, I read your[...]
General Rules for Things You Can’t Patent | Austin Patent Lawyers
General Rule For Things You Can't PatentThere are things you can't patent. Patents are intended to protect inventors by allowing[...]
Step 1: File TM. Step 2: Put wallet away
Step 1: File TM. Step 2: Put wallet awayStep 1: File TM. Step 2: Put Wallet AwayIncreasingly sophisticated scam letters[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
How to Conduct Your Own Preliminary Patent Search Online
How to Conduct Your Own Preliminary Patent Search Online When you create an invention that solves a problem you believe[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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 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[...]
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 great What can Outside Counsel do to[...]
Supreme Court Ruling Protects Domestic & International Resellers from Patent Infringement Claims
Supreme Court Ruling Protects Domestic & International Resellers From Infringement ClaimsResellers are breathing a sigh of relief following a unanimous[...]
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[...]
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 CONFERENCEREMARKS BY DIRECTOR ANDREI IANCU AT[...]
The 7 Key Questions Regarding Patents
The 7 Key Questions Regarding Patents We believe entrepreneurs should only invest in patents that are engineered to produce over[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
3 Root Causes Why Most Patents Never Generate a Nickel of Revenue (Article 3 of 5)
3 ROOT CAUSES WHY MOST PATENTS NEVER GENERATE A NICKEL OF REVENUE (ARTICLE 3 OF 5)The Need for a Plan[...]
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 Best-Seller,[...]
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.[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
“Is My Idea Patentable?”
“Is My Idea Patentable?”One of the most common questions I get is “is my idea patentable?” We have some unique[...]
Three Root Causes Why Most Patents Never Generate a Nickel of Revenue (Article 2 of 5)
THREE ROOT CAUSES WHY MOST PATENTS NEVER GENERATE A NICKEL OF REVENUE (ARTICLE 2 OF 5)THE NEED FOR A POINT[...]
Informed Decision Time
Informed Decision TimeMaterial adapted from Patent Offense: 7 Steps to a Safe, Secure Patent Portfolio by: Craige Thompson.Prepared for a[...]
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[...]
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[...]
Patent Prosecution Competence
Patent Prosecution Competence Material adapted from Patent Offense: 7 Steps to a Safe, Secure Patent Portfolio by: Craige Thompson. A[...]
“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[...]
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 Credit By: Jeff Holmberg, CPA, CMA, CVA[...]
Patent Protection Suits and Jurisdiction: Why Federal Court and Choosing a Venue
patent protection suits and jurisdiction: why federal court and choosing a venueContact your Patent Attorney If you’re thinking of filing a[...]
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[...]
The 360-Degree Patent Battle Plan
the 360 patent battle planAs an entrepreneur, you know how important it is to have a well thought-out business plan.What[...]
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 Apart The Point of[...]
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[...]
2 Reasons Your Idea May Not Be Patentable
2 Reasons Your Idea May Not Be Patentable[tcb-script src="https://player.vimeo.com/api/player.js"][/tcb-script]Do you know that 30% of the time, you shouldn't file for[...]
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[...]
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 strongly[...]
The Crisis in Patent Quality
The Crisis in Patent QualityMaterial adapted from Patent Offense: 7 Steps to a Safe, Secure Patent Portfolio by: Craige Thompson.The[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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,[...]
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[...]
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[...]
Guest Article: Bariatric (Weight loss) Surgery – The Facts
GUEST ARTICLE: BARIATRIC (WEIGHT LOSS) SURGERY – THE FACTSBariatric (Weight loss) Surgery - The FactsBy Nicole Basa, M.D., F.A.C.S.Cedar Park[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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:[...]
Two Roads. One Destination.
​Two Roads. One Destination  The Path in the PTO Dramatically Changes Patent Value on the Balance Sheet. Many of our[...]
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[...]
How long do I have to Patent my Invention?
How long do I have to Patent my Invention? By: Timothy Snowden, BS(BME), Patent Agent It depends!In the United States,[...]
USPTO COVID 19 Program
The USPTO COVID 19 Program By: Timothy Snowden, Patent AgentNimble inventors and small companies seeking to commercialize inventive solutions to COVID-19[...]
Prepare for The Day Your Patent Expires
Prepare for The Day Your Patent Expires Utility patents for functional inventions expire after 20 years. Design patents for non-functional[...]
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 of[...]
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 Pearson,[...]
Interview practice and its importance at the USPTO
Interview practice and its importance at the USPTO Blog by Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and[...]
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[...]
What is an IDS, and Why do I Need One?
What is an IDS, and Why do I Need One?By: Timothy Snowden, BS(BME), Patent AgentWhat is an IDS, and Why[...]
Guest Article: Investing in Innovation
Investing in Innovation The Lure of “Disruptive” Companies By: Rajkumar (“Kumar”) Vinnakota Chances are, most young technology companies would describe[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
Ten Million Patents a Celebration of American Innovation
10 million patents: A celebration of American innovationREMARKS BY DIRECTOR ANDREI IANCU AT U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PATENT POLICY CONFERENCEBy Andrei[...]
“Track 1” does for Patents what “Formula 1” does for Cars
“TRACK 1” DOES FOR PATENTS WHAT “FORMULA 1” DOES FOR CARSIn the security line at the airport, the first class[...]

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