patent ownership pitfalls part 2

Patent Pitfalls: Part 2

JDA’s and Government Rights Joint Development Agreements Another potential patent pitfall scenario is joint development agreements. You encounter these arrangements when the technology being scouted was borne out of more than one entity. In short, these documents control intellectual property rights when two or more entities are involved in developing new technology. If the technology […]

patent ownership pitfalls

Patent Pitfalls: Part 1

Tech Transfer & Patent Ownership Issues The following is part 1 of a transcript from my presentation at the 2018 R&D 100 Conference. My name is Jack Abid, and I am shareholder at the intellectual property boutique law firm of Allen Dyer Doppelt and Gilchrist. My practice centers on patent procurement and patent portfolio counseling. […]

Patent Searching Basics

As patent attorneys, we have access to subscription-based services that allow us to perform very refined searches of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO’s) patent database. Moreover, we also utilize the services of professional patent search agents, many of whom use the same computerized search system that the patent examiners use. One or both […]

Speedy Patent Results Are Rarely Possible

Quick Patents When hiring an attorney, one important issue for many new clients is speed.  Whether it be a competitor infringing on a registered trademark, or a potential patent application on a new technology, many clients want it as soon as possible. Unfortunately, regardless of the venue, the law is rarely fast.  Indeed, a paradigm […]

How to Protect Your Tech Before Funding

Innovation Protection We all know that talk is cheap. Unfortunately, most of the activities associated with starting and growing your small business are not. Patent protection is no exception. As such, it can be a struggle for new businesses to fund a patent program early on before the business is “mature” enough to obtain funding from […]