Category Archive: Uncategorized

  • Can I Patent my Technology That Utilizes ChatGPT / LLM / Other ML/AI Model?

    September 8, 2023

    With the current AI craze, one of the most common questions I get is "can I patent my technology that utilizes [ChatGPT / LLMs / known AI models]?" The answer is...Yes! But sometimes, no. So, maybe. There is nothing in the patent law that...

  • 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...

  • Amsel IP Law Launches New Website!

    May 3, 2021

    Amsel IP Law's new web site is finally here! Over time, I hope to use this platform to put out helpful information, news of interest, and my personal thoughts on developments in the law, technology, venture capital, and the startup world. Pl...

  • Amsel IP Law to Present on IP Strategy for AI/Robotics Startups at the Austin AI/Robotics Meetup

    May 3, 2021

    Please join me on Thursday May 20, 2021 at 6pm CT for the Austin AI/Robotics Meetup together with my friends at Austin Fraser and Maidbot. I will be giving a short presentation on IP Strategy for AI/Robotics Startups followed by Q&A and genera...

  • Introducing Amsel IP Law!

    March 15, 2021

    Today I am excited to announce the launch of Amsel IP Law, a boutique IP firm based in Austin, TX. My inspiration to start Amsel IP Law has come from the many startups and entrepreneurs I have had the privilege of working with over the years. ...


Jason Amsel

Founder and Principal Attorney

Jason Amsel is an intellectual property attorney, entrepreneur, and startup advisor.    Prior to founding Amsel IP Law, Jason spent 15 years at a large Silicon Valley law firm working with technology startup companies from inception through major acquisitions and IPOs. Throughout his career, Jason has drafted and prosecuted thousands of patent applications for companies ranging from early stage startups to large public companies […]


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