Developing A Patent Portfolio To Protect Your Valuable Intellectual Property
Your company has invested a great amount of time and money developing inno- vative solutions, and you should consider developing a patent portfolio to protect these valu- able innovations. Why? Because protecting your innovations through patents provides several benefits, including: (1) Potential new revenue streams through licensing; (2) Creating barriers to entry by having the right to stop competitors from using your innovative ideas; and (3) Defensive use (a competitor may think twice about suing for patent infringement if you have the ability to shoot back). This talk will give an introduction to patents provide guidance for developing and managing a robust patent portfolio.