Patent holder finds filing suit can backfire

Protecting the value of a patent is an important part of intellectual property asset management. A lot of strategies for doing this are tried and true, but as we have written about previously, some strategies don’t always work. In the earlier case, the tactic in question involved a pharmaceutical company that sought to extend the security […]

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The right NDA is the one that best meets your needs

Nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) are part and parcel of effective intellectual property management. What elements an NDA should include depends on your intent. To be sure you meet your specific needs, you should consult an experienced IP attorney. That said, most experts agree that there are certain provisions every confidentiality agreement should include, and in this post we […]

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IPR offers benefits to the developing sports technology industry

The sports technology industry is quickly growing, and more companies are finding themselves facing patent lawsuits. Inter partes review, a faster and less expensive alternative to litigation, provides benefits to companies involved in patent disputes. Inter partes review (IPR) is a trial proceeding conducted at the United States Patent and Trademark Office to review the patentability of […]

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Just because you can appeal doesn’t always mean you should

Legal processes in the United States tend to offer a lot of opportunities to try to reverse a decision if one doesn’t go the way you prefer. Litigating challenges of patents is no exception. However, as we have written about previously, just because the option of an appeal is available doesn’t necessarily mean that it […]

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Judge denies Qualcomm another bite out of Apple

It doesn’t matter if you are a small technology company working your way up through the business ranks or an entity with a massive mother ship in Silicon Valley like Apple, intellectual property litigation tends to be a high-stakes game. Protecting your IP interests represents one significant challenge when you are a patent holder. On […]

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