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I have had a fair number of clients staff members and managers and have been fortunate to glean various nuggets of wisdom from my interactions with all of them I now share those learnings distilled into ten business-oriented rules…

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In the last years there has been a shift from a labor economy to a knowledge economy Consequently intangible assets and thus IP rights have emerged as the most powerful asset class overtaking more traditional capital assets such as…

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The Supreme Court s Alice decision has again left the IP bar without a clear repeatable test to determine when exactly a software or computer-implemented claim is patentable versus being simply an abstract idea free to all men and…

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There are those who argue against the patentability of software as a whole never mind finding a test as to what software or computer-implemented claims should be patentable We disagree Why Well the notion that software should not be…

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Entering into a corporate transaction without a careful review of the intellectual property IP involved can have negative consequences on an enterprise s future IP strategy This is especially true when IP owners do not adequately supervise the corporate…

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As the year quickly comes to a close I recently engaged in some file cleanup During this cleanup it struck me that the most common type of agreement by far I worked on for my clients in the past…

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The U S District Court for the District of Kansas construed the word or in clause e of Claim to mean a choice between either one of two alternatives but not both This claim construction was significant because the…

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Recently it has struck me that many business folks who negotiate tons of IP license agreements fail to understand the difference between covenants representations and warranties that are standard in many such agreements Well that is not too surprising…

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Individual inventors and corporate IP owners are used to dealing with accountants lawyers and investment advisors all professionals who are governed by state and or federal professional regulations and or national association guidelines Well the question I pose is…

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I ended my three-part article by recommending that members of the IP Bar should strive to volunteer more pro bono hours in order to help bridge the innovation gap Encouragingly I received some emails from IPWatchdog com readers asking…

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The latest statistics show that the cumulative value of U S intellectual property is approximately trillion or of GDP and each year over half a million patent applications are filed over a quarter million patents are issued over patent…

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Now for those of you paying attention you will notice that the spelled out numbers do not match the digits appearing in parentheticals Why do attorneys do this What class in law school do they teach this I m…

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