July 24, 2018

The consequence for failing to disclose inventions conceived or reduced to practice with government money, or for failing to timely elect title to, or timely file patent applications covering those inventions, is that the government can request title to the invention a...

May 22, 2018

Failure to comply with certain obligations under your government funding agreement gives the funding agency the right to claim title to inventions and corresponding patents made with the funding.  Uncertainty in a company’s IP ownership when seeking private sector fund...

October 22, 2017

No matter how small any cloud over title to your IP may be, once the cloud is discovered, the value of the IP, and correspondingly the value of the company, becomes a fraction of itself.

October 20, 2017

So which options should you choose to affect the speed at which your patent application proceeds through a particular patent office? There are no absolutes, but one important question to ask yourself is, “how long until the technology I’m trying to patent gets commerci...

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