Luck, resources, or skill: Which factor is most important in basketball? In patent cases? In basketball, one counts on a bit of luck as the ball rolls around the rim.
Fifty-eight years ago today, Kirk Godtfred of Lego filed his patent application on the basic building block, literally, of Lego’s billion dollar private fortune. Now, here’s the thing: A patent filed 58 years ago is long expired. The then-standard-17-year term ended in 1978. So how is it that Lego is still the only game in town?
Let’s consider three inventors who asserted patents against big companies and won. What does it take for a patent owner to succeed?
Most lawyers and business people know enough to call a patent attorney when they’re in trouble—they’ve been sued or threatened with a patent infringement suit,
The Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has announced that in her zeal to prevent substandard patents from issuing, she will insist on clarity of the record.
Patent jury trials reached their zenith in the mid-1990s. The stakes remain high, though the drama has faded. Now, even if it’s called a trial,
Lawyer and business development coach Cordell Parvin recently published a LinkedIn article on how to motivate associates. Reflecting on his own drive as a young lawyer seeking to become a partner,
This week the world of corporate intellectual property (IP) converged in Chicago for the Annual Meeting of the Intellectual Property Owners (IPO)