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 Infringement: Money Ain’t “Sic” Everything

Patent Infringement When hiring an attorney, another important issue for many clients is potential remedies.  When a patent holder believes a competitor is wrongly infringing on its patent, they may wonder exactly what remedies are available, particularly if their own business is being harmed by the infringing use.  Positively, the prevailing patent holder in a […]

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 […]