The following articles have been created as part of GHB Intellect’s IP Blog. Here you will find articles that outline current topics in the intellectual property industry like new technologies, patent laws, and IP service insight.

Technology in Stages

Five Ways to Invalidate a Patent

The process of patent invalidation has become streamlined and is very commonly used in the US through the Inter Partes Review (IPR) procedure. IPR allows one to challenge the validity of a granted patent within the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Here are the 5 approaches a petitioner can take to challenge/invalidate the claim(s) of a patent in the US.

Is Reverse Engineering Legal?

Common Intangible Asset Valuation Methods

Measuring a company to determine business asset valuation can include various aspects. One section typically includes a company’s intangible assets. Intangible assets lack physical property yet can provide competitive advantages. Examples of these intangible assets include trademarks, patents, copyrights, equities, securities, contracts and more.

Understanding Expert Witness Conflict of Interest

Although it is on the rare side, there are situations that may cause a dismissal of an expert witness due to conflict of interest. When in litigation, it is imperative to have subject matter experts with proper technical expertise, academic credentials, accomplishments, reliable background and personality match. Our litigation support will know when to alert opposing parties of a conflict or source proper expert witnesses.

What is the Purpose of Product Analysis?

The purpose of product analysis is to provide manufacturers with the deliverables necessary to understand and perfect the product. The analysis ensures that the product is market ready, reaches the intended target market and achieves the desired results.

What are Common Law Trademark Rights?

Trademarks were established to distinguish the sources of goods from on to the other. Federally registering your trademark with the USPTO will allow you to strengthen and protect your rights. 

V2X Market Forecast: Opportunities, Competition and Policies

How is V2X communication transforming the high-tech & transportation sectors? Vehicle to Everything (V2X) IP and R&D promises self driving cars, improved safety, environmental benefits and reduced congestion.

Inside the Smartphone Teardown Process

Why would an engineer or manufacturer perform a smartphone teardown? Product teardowns are essential to reverse engineering & benchmarking. We take a look at a recent iPhone X teardown and how this info may be used in IP Consulting.