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02 Jan’15
Here are five IP best practices that every startup should follow in order to grow competitive positioning and valuation in the marketplace.

5 best practices for creating a winning IP strategy

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New patent laws in the U.S., the long backlog at the patent office, as well as the increased risk of patent litigation, make it absolutely critical for a startup to start building its intellectual property (IP) portfolio as early as possible. Unfortunately in our startup advisory practice, we repeatedly see startups come to us after […]

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22 Oct’14
Big Tech winning battle with 'patent trolls'

Big Tech Winning Battle with ‘Patent Trolls’

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For two decades, companies that buy software patents to sue technology giants have been the scourge of Silicon Valley. Reviled as patent trolls, they have attacked everything from Google’s online ads to Apple’s iPhone features, sometimes winning hundreds of millions of dollars. But now the trolls are in retreat from the tech titans, interviews and […]

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01 Oct’14

Could the SEC require companies to value their patent portfolios?

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The need to value patent portfolios may be even greater after the Supreme Court’s decision in the Alice case. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) may require more transparency among public companies when it comes to valuing their patent portfolios. Now, such portfolios generally do not have to be formally valued and reported to interested […]

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26 Sep’14

The Impact of the Alice Decision on Corporate Patent Assets

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The Supreme Court’s Alice decision has introduced a dimension of uncertainty associated with the validity of many of the software patents held by operating companies today. There seems to be a consensus among some of the leading academic and judiciary experts supporting that conclusion, as seen in recent comments made by Stanford Law School’s Prof. […]

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