The Business of Patents

How to Protect Slogans

I know this blog is called “The Business of Patents,” but this is a trademark post.

One thing a lot of people seem to be interested in is how to protect slogans. They want to know how to protect those catchy phrases you hear...

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Drastically Increase Your Chances of Getting a Patent

Today, we want to discuss something you can do in your patent applications to drastically increase your chances of getting them granted as patents.

In order to get a patent, an invention has to be novel, and it has to...

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The Power of Continuation Practice

One very powerful aspect of US patent law is its continuation practice.  The patent statute allows applicants to file an additional patent application based on an earlier still-pending application and pursue different claims as long as those claims are supported by the first application.  The key is that in order...

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5 Strategies for Valuable Patents

Over the years, we’ve seen what works and does not work for companies who are trying to develop a valuable patent portfolio, meaning one that actually enhances their market share.  We recently published a list of 5 key strategies that we have seen successful companies use to do just that. ...

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Developing an IP Strategy

With many businesses closed or having scaled back operations, now is a good time to revisit your intellectual property strategy. One good starting point is to look at how you distinguish yourself from your competitors. Here are some key questions to ask:

1. How...

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