The Curse of the Lonely Patent

The Curse of the Lonely Patent

Day in, day out, we are contacted by inventors who developed some novel contraption or concept for which they received a patent. However, because they focused on one single invention, unsurprisingly, they generally end up with one single patent. It either doesn’t...
Are We Back to Square One?

Are We Back to Square One?

April 9, 2019 Maybe it was just too good to be true… After years of being on the receiving end of a patent system stacked against them, things were finally starting to improve for US inventors.  Under USPTO Director Iancu’s tireless crusade to restore faith in the US...
State of the Union

State of the Union

To start us off and in case you missed it, last week, we reported yet another successfully brokered deal with a voluntary licensee. Second, we were recently retained by the prestigious National Research Council of Canada to advise them on their overall intellectual...
A Year of Transition

A Year of Transition

A belated Happy New Year to all of you!  As I reflect upon this column, which has gone through various permutations over the last 7 years, I am amazed by how readership has grown organically from a dozen (including several family members 😊) to over 15,000...
Mr. Iancu Goes to Washington

Mr. Iancu Goes to Washington

“Remarkably, in what I believe amounts to Orwellian ‘doublespeak,’ those who’ve been advancing the patent troll narrative argue that they do so because they are actually pro-innovation. That by their highlighting, relentlessly, the dangers in the patent system, they...