Posts Categorized Business Uses for Patents

Drafting Patents for Licensing

Patents that are intended for licensing have a distinctively different feel to them and a different method of drafting than patents that protect a specific product line. Here, our intent is to protect an idea that may potentially be more valuable at the end of the patent life and may be used in ways that… Read more »

Protecting a Product With Patents

Most companies get patent protection to protect a product.  This is the first line of defense and is the most simplistic manner to use patents.  In this case, the business interest is two fold.  The primary goal is to prevent competitors from directly infringing the product going out the door and the secondary goal is to set… Read more »

Patents that Protect a Business Advantage

A good patent is one that protects a business advantage. I often ask entrepreneurs to tell me your competitive advantage – what is the weakness in the market that you are going to exploit? This can be one or many market weaknesses. For example, a competitive advantage is that your product is “easy to use”…. Read more »