16 Jul’18

One Step Closer to Economic Justice: Commentary on WesternGeco LLC v. ION GeoPhysical

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The United States Supreme Court issued a 7-2 decision in WesternGeco LLC v. ION Geophysical Corp., regarding a patent owner’s ability to recover lost foreign profits for US patent infringement damages.  This ruling is a major blow to Parties seeking to evade US patent. It reinforces the strength of the US patent system by aligning foreign […]

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29 May’18

Lessons learned from 2 years of startup surveys: Key observations about founders and the companies that they build

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In 2016, we launched a startup assessment survey, aimed at analyzing startups that approach us for services and scoring them on the Product/Execution Quadrant map.  This analytical tool provides a useful framework for early stage startup assessment (Pre-Series-A) and for identifying areas of weakness on either the Product or Execution side that should be addressed in […]

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26 Apr’18

Oil States Energy v. Green’s Energy: Implications for the Patent Market

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World IP Day 2018 coincides with a highly anticipated, landmark decision by the US Supreme Court in the case of OIL STATES ENERGY SERVICES, LLC v. GREENE’S ENERGY GROUP, LLC, ET AL. which relates to the process known as inter partes review (IPR). Inter Partes Review Process The IPR process, as introduced by the America […]

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16 Jan’18

Insights from WIPO’s “World IP Indicators 2017” Report: Key Patenting Trends Around the Globe

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The World IP Organization (WIPO) has recently published its annual report titled: “World Intellectual Property Indicators 2017”, covering world IP filing activity for 2016.  The report is a comprehensive coverage of global patent and trademark filing trends, comparing and ranking the world’s leading regional patent and trademark offices (“IP Offices”) by their level of activity […]

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