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February 2021 Patent News: Getting Better All the Time

In a world tired of quarantining for Covid-19, many communities are seeing a decline in the members’ general state of emotional well-being. One Chinese company thinks they have just the patented device to heal that, while an American automobile company thinks it could be as easy as sharing a smile. And of course, no one is happy without fully-charged iPhones, so Apple is doing their part for society as well.

Celebrating National Inventors’ Day and the Lemelson-MIT Prize

 

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January 2021 Patent News: Starting the Year Off Right

The year 2020 was a bust for a lot of people, but for many in technology advancement, it was a busy year. Patents to make the world safer moved quickly, but the thinkers kept going on from there. The result? Advancements in 5G, electronic charging, and smartphone design. See what else is coming in 2021.

December 2020 Patent News: Safety for All Creatures Great and Small

From dogs in the military to factory workers standing side by side at work, to women at risk of breast cancer, scientists are working on inventions to protect all of them. And while we’re at it, let’s talk about safety of lunar rovers. Need to hear more for this to make sense to you? Read on.

Last-Minute Holiday Gift Ideas for the Invention Obsessed

November 2020 Patent News: A Gateway to the Moon

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Patent News October 2020: Nobel Prize Winners

Intellectual Property and Boards of Directors: Conclusion and Next Steps

Regardless how long you’ve served as a member of the Board of Directors for your company, you may have seen some information here that you had never before considered. As we said from the beginning, intangible assets such as intellectual property are often overlooked—though less now than ever before. Our hope is that we not only introduced some information that can help you as you serve as a Board member, but also that we provided the “why.” 

A Closer Look at Patent Quality During M&A

To this point, we have discussed the importance of IP and the high level questions a Board of Directors should ask Management about the company’s intellectual property. These questions cover a wide range, believe it or not. It’s never so simple as simply knowing which patents the company holds, though many Boards leave even that much to the IP lawyers. First, there’s the deep dive into research and development, which questions such as:

September 2020 Patent News: It’s All About Where We’re Going

Now that many countries have lifted quarantining restrictions, the news in the world of IP focuses on how people can get from here to there. Hopefully, they will do so safely, or we’ll have to get back into vaccine watch. Here’s where the transportation industry is going.

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