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How software businesses can use IP to maximise their valuation
Has there ever been a better illustration of how hi-tech SMEs bounce off the IP services sector than software business? For too long they have been told that IP doesn’t really work for th...
Mar 21, 2022 / Read More
How to use freedom to operate to reduce risk and help you close investment deals
If you don’t have internal IP expertise in your business then you’re probably not paying proper attention to freedom to operate (or FTO) and that will be exposing your business to signifi...
Feb 28, 2022 / Read More
How ignoring your competitor’s Intellectual Property will wreck your business
If you think having a patent means you can commercially exploit your invention, you’re leaving your business open to massive risk. This blog post explains why and how you manage the situa...
Jan 24, 2022 / Read More
5 fundamentals that make a great invention disclosure
If you’re in a tech business and you’d like a smoother way to have patent applications drafted, you should spell a few things out to your patent attorney.
Jan 17, 2022 / Read More
3 questions to ask before you file a patent application
Your engineers are coming up with stacks of inventions all of the time. I guarantee it. And I could come into your business today and find a dozen things that you could get a patent for. ...
Jan 06, 2022 / Read More
The 4 best things you can do to stop NDAs blowing up in your face
Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) seem like a good idea, but if you’re not managing them properly, they can blow up in your face. Signing an NDA and not taking the appropriate subsequent s...
Dec 30, 2021 / Read More
Isn’t it time to put a bullet in the brain of the billable hour?
When it comes to pricing, the legal sector is stuck in the dark ages, especially patent attorneys. Almost all patent attorneys bill their clients by the hour for the time they spend on a ...
Dec 10, 2021 / Read More
IP Audit: Find out how bad it is so you know what needs to be fixed
A less exciting intro to a blog post than what I’m about to write has surely never been written… get an IP audit [stifles a yawn].
Sep 17, 2021 / Read More
The curse of knowledge (or why your patent attorney sends you confusing emails)
Patent attorneys talk a different language. But you have a right to expect your attorney to talk in your language and make complicated processes easy for you. The truth is that they just ...
Aug 11, 2021 / Read More
Are you paying thousands for your patent attorney to do routine admin tasks?
Do you really know what things your patent attorney is charging you for? I mean, do you really know? There are some surprising instances where low value work is charged at very high fees ...
Jul 02, 2021 / Read More