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Joseph Hadzima, Esq., Sr. Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management, President and Co-Founder of IPVision

Joe is co-founder of IPVision and has been recognized as one of the world’s top 300 IP strategists by Intellectual Asset (IAM) magazine. Joe is a recognized visionary in technology startups, with a keen eye for commercializing the latest technology advancements. His extensive career has included involvement in entrepreneurship, startup phase companies, business plans, venture capital, corporate governance, and intellectual property strategy. He has been involved in the founding of more than 100 companies as a founder, investor, director, legal counsel, or employee, and has advised entrepreneurs, high-growth businesses, and venture capitalists. These companies have been in a wide range of technology areas including speech recognition, nanotechnology, energy, IT, computer networking, life science, and biotech. As a founding judge for MIT’s $100K Entrepreneurship Competition and a Senior Lecturer at Sloan School of Management at MIT, his passion for cutting edge technology continues to evolve in new directions. Joe received his S.B. and S.M. in Management from M.I.T and a juris doctor cum laude from Harvard Law School. He practiced law for 17 years, first at Ropes & Gray and then at Sullivan & Worcester as director of the High-Tech/New Ventures Group.

Recent Posts

Holiday Gifts for the Patent-Obsessed

Do you know someone obsessed with patents, intellectual property, and innovation? Maybe you have a patent lawyer in your life, or maybe someone who’s invented a few things and holds their own patents. Maybe your aunt or uncle just loves to know how things work, and how we got from the caveman’s wheel to Elon Musk’s Tesla. Whatever their reasons for loving the patent process, we have the perfect holiday gifts for them!

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November Patent News: Tech Is Getting Smaller and More Portable

In today’s world, it is becoming harder and harder to continue without being connected, so companies are doing what they can to make technology work in your favor, whether for business or leisure. This month’s patents show us new ways to stay safe and also give us a look at how Sony will be changing the game with their next console and headset.

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What Happens When a Patent Application Cites Incorrect Prior Art?

Generally, reporting patent news is interesting for the technology and business aspects. On occasion, however, we run into headscratchers—those little inconsistencies that make you go “hmmm…”

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Patent News October: Patents Aren’t Just Fun and Games

It’s important to remember that patents can be issued not just for life-saving medical equipment – and hopefully diagnostic methods – but also on board games, like Monopoly. And these patents can be developed by anyone, male or female. However, even if your patented game says you will earn 15% more for your endeavors if you are female, this doesn’t always translate to the real world. Sometimes the best you can hope for is a little credit on the box. For now, anyway.

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Meet the Winner of the 2019 Lemelson-MIT Prize: Cody Friesen

The 2019 Lemelson-MIT prize—sometimes referred to as the “Oscar for Innovation”—has been awarded to Cody Friesen. Friesen current serves as Fulton Engineering Professor of Innovation and Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University. He also serves as a Senior Sustainability Scientist at the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability.

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September Patent News: Entertainment Innovation on the Move While Foldable Phones Are Still Only in Our Dreams

Ford has introduced an idea to bring the entertainment with you in the car while projecting it outside. Some previously patented technology is back for another round, and a Federal Circuit case shows that courts are willing to show flexibility in interpreting the law as it relates to “substantial equivalents.”

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Penny Wise and Pound Foolish Part Four: Patent Trolls

We’ve spent a lot of time discussing the many reasons that quality is more important than quantity, outlining various tactics corporations have used to plump their patent portfolios. The many ways that companies may have harmed their patent strategy through mass filings or purchases are varied—but it does beg the question: Is it ever a good thing to file applications for or acquire large numbers of patents?

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August Patent News: Present Day Science Fiction -  Contact Lens AR, Solar-Powered Smartphones, and AI Inventors

 

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Did Amazon Understand the Scope of SkyBell Patents When Buying Ring?

Early in 2018, Amazon made big news once again, this time for its $1 billion purchase of the Ring brand, which included video doorbell apps and equipment, and now also offers various other home security options. Ring made waves with its introduction to the world, its biggest “howdy” taking place on Shark Tank. It was easy to see—at least for consumers—that Ring was going places. Those with insight into intellectual property, however, had some doubts.

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Penny Wise and Pound Foolish Part Three: Patent Quantity Vs. Quality

So far, throughout this series, we’ve established the IBM revolutionized the way corporations monetize their patents by filing for them by the tens of thousands. Of course, we also know that filing and maintaining a single patent family can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars over the life of those patents.

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