Starting a new business can be intimidating, and there tends to be a lot of unanswered questions about intellectual property (IP). Startups need to be familiar with patents, trademarks, and copyrights, at a minimum. Startup owners often ask us “how much should we invest in intellectual property in our early stages?” Here’s our answer.
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.
Should the owners of drug patents release their IP to expand the research of drugs and vaccines to cure COVID-19? The answers vary, depending on the country and company. Learn more about IP and national emergencies, voluntary patent bundling, and how COVID-19 drug research has affected Intellectual property.
Product teardown is a process where engineers disassemble every component of a product and identify each part of its hardware and/or software. Through this method, engineers can identify and analyze expenses, technology, utility, and areas for improvement. Learn more about the application of different types of product teardowns here.
Inventors of methods and products look to patent law to protect their investments of money, time, intellect and use of mathematics. The exclusive right to use a patented product or process motivates innovation and progress. Generally, you cannot patent a mathematical formula itself.
The intellectual property theft of American enterprises by China is affecting the United States’ current trade relations with China. Chinese officials deny any such problem, while American business experts say the impact of this practice is alive and well – and costing American businesses billions as a result.
There are many misconceptions about intellectual property. It includes copyright, patents, trademarks, industrial designs, geographical indications, trade secrets, and more.
Google Patents was launched in December of 2006 designed as a digital library for patents. Since it’s creation, Google Patents has continued to update and expand the existing index of granted patents and published patent application. Patents now has over 87 million indexed patents and patent applications.
Several prominent technologists have recently spoken about how automation and artificial intelligence is rapidly displacing the workforce across the United States. They speak the truth. Thomas Friedman, a prominent journalist, discusses the stages of technology and how they have impacted and reshaped society throughout history.
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.