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Going Global: Tips on Building a Patent Portfolio Outside the United States

Posted in Intellectual Property

I occasionally hear an inventor or businessperson talk about how his or her company has a “global patent” or an “international patent.” Unfortunately, there is no such thing. While some companies have filed patent applications around the world (or at least in many corners of the industrialized world), most of the time these statements refer… Continue Reading

Another Piece of the Patent Puzzle Going Into Place

Posted in Intellectual Property

Since the passage of the America Invents Act (AIA) in September 2011, many of its provisions (such as prior user rights, false marking provisions, inter-partes review proceedings, etc.) have already been implemented. On March 16, 2013, another key provision will take effect—the change from a first-to-invent system to a first-to-file system. Cleantech companies, both large… Continue Reading