Intellectual Property for Startups Creating Value with Patent Portfolios

Intellectual Property for Startups Creating Value with Patent Portfolios

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Intellectual Property for Startups addresses fundamental and complex issues surrounding the critical issue of patent-portfolio development. Readers will be able to make more informed decisions about the many processes involved in the creation of a valuable patent portfolio. Intellectual Property for Startups focuses on the what, when, where, how, and why of patent portfolio development. Readers of the book will be able to make more informed decisions about (1) creating investment value with IP, (2) selecting what technology to include in patent applications, (3) choosing patent counsel to prepare and file patent applications, (4) filing patent applications in the United States and abroad, (5) making financially sound decisions about patent application filings, and (6) building procedures and processes to continually build a valuable patent portfolio.show more

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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195342879
  • 9780195342871

Table of contents

CHAPTER 1.WHAT IS A "PATENT PORTFOLIO"?; NATURE OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS; OVERVIEW/DEFINITION OF IP RIGHTS; EXPLOITATION OF PATENTS; BASICS OF PATENT FILING; TYPES OF PATENTS; NATIONAL RIGHTS, PCT, PRIORITY, PROVISIONAL FILINGS; CHAPTER 2; BENEFITS OF HAVING A PATENT PORTFOLIO; WHAT DOES A PATENT DO FOR YOU?; PROTECT ASSETS - EXCLUSIVE RIGHT; PROTECT AND ADD VALUE TO R LICENSING BARGAIN CHIP; DETERRENT EFFECT; VALUATION OF A COMPANY / STOCK PRICE; COMBINING YOUR PATENT PORTFOLIO WITH OTHER TYPES OF IP (COPYRIGHT/TRADE SECRET/TRADEMARK); THE MORE PATENTS, THE BETTER?; NOT ALL PATENTS ARE CREATED EQUAL; ARE PATENTS A COMMODITY?; ARE PATENTS THE COMPANY "CROWN JEWELS"?; HOW CAN YOU TELL THE QUALITY OF A PATENT/PATENT PORTFOLIO?; NUMBER OF PATENTS?; NUMBER OF CLAIMS?; LENGTH OF PATENT?; LENGTH OF CLAIMS?; NUMBER OF CITATIONS?; CHAPTER 3. HOW TO CREATE A PATENT PORTFOLIO; DOING THINGS RIGHT FROM THE START; AGREEMENTS; OWNERSHIP; WHAT IS PATENTABLE?; INTRO - ANYTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN; "TRADITIONAL" INVENTIONS; "NON-TRADITIONAL" INVENTIONS; SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION; PATENTING IN THE UNITED STATES; INTRO - PATENTING IN THE U.S. VS. PATENT ELSEWHERE; ONE YEAR RULE; NEW DEVELOPMENTS; SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION; PATENTING INTERNATIONALLY; PATENT COOPERATION TREATY (PCT); EUROPEAN UNION PATENTS; OTHER COUNTRIES; STRATEGIC CONSIDERATIONS; SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION; PORTFOLIO BUILDING STRATEGIES; STEPS TO BUILDING A STRATEGY FROM SCRATCH; SELECTING APPROPRIATE COUNSEL; PATENT CLAIMING STRATEGY; COST CONTAINMENT; SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION; CHAPTER 4.. HOW TO USE A PATENT PORTFOLIO; CREATING INVESTMENT VALUE; WHAT INVESTORS LOOK FOR; ATTRACTING CAPITAL; IP DUE DILIGENCE; PATENTED POSITION VS. FREEDOM TO OPERATE; DECIDING ON AN EXPLOITATION STRATEGY; EXCLUSIONARY; LICENSING; IMPLEMENTATION; DEFENSIVE USES OF PATENT PORTFOLIOS; BLOCKING PATENTS; DETERRENT EFFECT; BARGAINING CHIPS; OTHER USE; APPENDICES; TOP TEN IP RULES FOR A COMPANY; SAMPLE INVENTION DISCLOSURE FORM; SAMPLE IP POLICY MANUAL; STRATEGY DIAGRAMS; PYRAMID; "LIFE CYCLE"; PICKET FENCEshow more