Posts in Business


Creating Better Applications Through Patent Strengthening

Events along the prosecution process create multiple windows of opportunity for strengthening a portfolio. Decisions are based on indications of market adoption using evidence from specialized technical …
By Martin Bijman
3 days ago 0

Saving money by slashing patent attorney fees wastes every dollar

You get what you pay for, and C-level executives that play the role of bean-counter and only see that they are saving money today without any consideration …
By Gene Quinn
25 days ago 57

13 Tools to Make Your Client Communications Stronger

We must communicate effectively to be helpful. If the client isn't listening because our delivery is ineffective or off-putting, it doesn't matter that our legal opinion was …
By Bernard Knight
2 months ago 0

Microsoft Announces Shared Innovation Initiative Encouraging Industry Partners to Patent Collaborative Innovations

On Wednesday, April 4th, the official Microsoft blog published a post written by the company’s president and chief legal officer, Brad Smith, which announced the company’…
By Steve Brachmann
2 months ago 0

When Will Wall Street Wake Up to Elon Musk’s Broken Promises?

Reports about Musk’s talks with Cortica comes one day after Goldman Sachs analyst David Tamberrino affirmed his sell rating for Tesla stock on his expectation that …
By Steve Brachmann
3 months ago 2

Best Practices for Lawyer Managers: Managing People and Building a Practice

Great lawyer managers spend time to master the skills required for the job, and being a lawyer manager requires more leadership skill than legal knowledge. Great leaders …
By Bernard Knight
3 months ago 0

Does an Uncertain Patentability Climate Explain the Stormy Environment for IPOs?

If Snap cannot protect its ability to differentiate its platform, how is it going to compete with a rival that has more resources and a larger base …
By Steve Brachmann
4 months ago 1

Succeeding With Consistent Portfolio Audits

To keep pace with competitors, businesses must constantly monitor, adjust, and streamline their patent portfolios. Doing so ensures that portfolios deliver the maximum potential return on investment …
By John Boyd
4 months ago 0

Investor’s Guide to Safe Cryptocurrency Trading Online

It is no wonder that Bitcoin has recently reached a record of $600 billion in the total market value, and Thomas J. Lee, the head of research at …
By Lucy Gregory
4 months ago 0

Didi Chuxing acquires 150 patents in automotive, self-driving space

International patent brokerage and Intellectual Property advisory firm Tangible IP is poised to announce that it has successfully brokered the sale of a patent portfolio of close …
By Gene Quinn
4 months ago 0

American Entrepreneurship Languishes as Startups Face Unfavorable Ecosystem

There can be no dispute that the level of business startup activity has been on the decline in the United States over the past few decades. So …
By Gene Quinn & Steve Brachmann
4 months ago 8

Emotional Intelligence: Are You Too Smart?

When I give talks on emotional intelligence, I usually get the following question: “I have an employee who is brilliant, but I just can’t promote her.” …
By Bernard Knight
4 months ago 5

A Practical Guide to Startup Funding

What if your startup is a university startup based on university developed and patented technology? The goal is not only to create a domestic corporation, but also …
By Irwin Stein & Gene Quinn
5 months ago 5

Effective data management and governance for social media and cloud collaboration platforms

While there are a lot of irreplaceable benefits to leveraging social media and cloud collaboration platforms for business, there are also risks that, if not managed properly, …
By Amanda G. Ciccatelli
5 months ago 1

The Legal Reality of Social Media IP: Who Owns What?

Today, as social media becomes more essential for businesses, there will almost certainly be an increase in intellectual property disputes about social media account ownership. Lawsuits relating …
By Amanda G. Ciccatelli
5 months ago 3