Category: IP Strategy

How to Choose a Patent Attorney

What should you look for in a patent attorney? Recently, I searched online for professionals in a particular field to assist in a new business…

Got Moat?

Why economic moat is good for startups It’s a competitive world out there. In any area of business that appears profitable, competition seems only to…

What are differences between patents and trademarks?

How are patents and trademarks different? The goal of this article is to provide a helpful summary of differences between patents and trademarks that will…

Can you trademark before launching product?

What comes first: filing trademark or launching product? The US trademark registration system is different from the rest of the world. With a few exceptions,…

Too late to patent? Patenting after product sales or public disclosures

Is it too late to patent a product after it has been sold or publicly disclosed? Maybe not. Ideally, you would have filed patent applications…

How to Get Broader Patent Claims

Broader patent claims: when less is more Before we dive into this discussion, let’s make sure we’re all on the same page about what we…

Trademark strategy: 5 steps to optimize chances of registration

How to develop a trademark strategy that will improve chances of registering your mark A successful trademark registration will depend a great deal upon the…

Patent strategy: 5 steps to improve chances of getting a patent

Your patent strategy depends on your goals Patent strategies should be dictated by end goals. So it makes sense to start with a worthy goal,…

How hard is it to get a patent?

How hard is it to get a utility patent? Before delving into how hard it is to get a utility patent, we should define that…

How to Patent Before or After Product Launch

A patent game plan for product launch Deciding whether to file a patent application before or after product launch is not easy. While much can…

Why not register your trademark?

Why not register your trademark? There may be valid reasons for not registering your trademark, but the legal cost should not be one of them.…

File both utility and design patents: When does it make sense?

Is it possible to file both utility and design patents? The question ignored by most startups and entrepreneurs is: Why not file both utility and…

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