Welcome to our blog.  Here you will find resources for inventors and practitioners.  We may also add a touch of whimsy from time to time.

January 5, 2018

Many inventors struggle with the question of whether to hire a patent attorney. Here are some things to think about.

December 29, 2017

Investment in medical device patents may give the best bang for the buck according to a comprehensive study by PwC.

December 26, 2017

Open innovation requires new strategies to creating and managing IP.  Presently, many companies and universities offer rewards to their inventors for filed patent applications and granted patents.  Chesbrough "Open Innovation" provides an informal survey regarding the reward systems of several technology companies.

Note that Chesbrough's informal survey may be dated, and that the responses may not necessarily reflect company-wide policies.  The survey provides some insight nonetheless.

Interestingly, some companies like HP incentivize the filing...

May 23, 2017

The following nine strategies may be useful in responding to a Final Office Action.  Click on the image to obtain a high-quality PDF.

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