Consider these 7 factors before licensing IP

Someone else has something you want and now you have to figure out how to get it. We’ve all faced this dilemma since childhood when a sibling or playmate held a desirable toy. We’ve (hopefully) learned a lot since those days. When your company would like to make use...

What should inventors know about their new ideas?

A new idea can come from anywhere. You may discover that a difficult task at home could be simpler, or you may find a new way to manage your projects at work. After the initial excitement of the idea, it is time to start tinkering with ways to make it part of your...

What is a patent search?

The language and logic of patent law often require taking one step forward and two steps back in order to accurately explain some terms and ideas. So it is with the simple and direct question in this blog post’s title: “What is a patent search?” The first step forward...