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  • Patent Strategy for Robotics and Autonomous Vehicle Companies

    May 18, 2023

    Autonomous vehicles and robotics represent one of the fastest growing technology areas in terms of new patent grants.  As the technology for autonomous vehicles and robotics continues to advance, it is becoming increasingly important for compa...

  • The Hidden Value of Patents

    May 8, 2023

    Bees can be a nuisance. They disrupt our picnics, indiscriminately sting our children, and invade our attics for their destructive hives. But hidden from view to most of us, these tiny creatures play a critical role in maintaining the balance of...

  • Avoiding Common Missteps and Strategic Use of Provisional Applications

    May 19, 2022

    In a prior post, I provided an overview of what a provisional application is, how it differs from a non-provisional application, and the requirements for a provisional application to be effective.  In this post, we will take a closer look at t...

  • Protecting IP Developed From SBIR/STTR Grants (Part I of III)

    June 3, 2021

    Tech startups, who wants some free money???? You just may be in luck. The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs represent the nation’s largest sources of early-stage funding for t...

  • A Brief Primer on Provisional Patent Applications

    May 16, 2021

    Provisional patent applications are one of the most common IP-related topics of conversation for startup companies.  Done properly and under the right circumstances, a provisional patent application can be an extremely useful tool to begin the...


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