When it came to developing our latest IP platform, we listened closely to our customers and their desire for a simple, easy-to-use system that provided quicker and deeper insights into their IP management.
The principal objectives for foreign filing are protecting revenue streams and blocking competitors, however, efficiency and affordability also predominate the strategy due to prosecution time and expense implications; blanketing the entire world in patent coverage simply isn’t practical. Ultimately, developing a foreign filing plan requires a thorough analysis of the selected markets, attendant costs, competition’s position, probability of success in obtaining grant, and, most importantly, the value derived from the patents secured. Corporations need an iterative and cost effective approach to remain competitive in their requisite markets.
Patent landscaping enables attorneys to provide more strategic advice to clients regarding asset protection best practices, managing costs, and maintaining a clear view of their market(s). A systematic process makes a significant difference in the ability to prosecute high-quality patents in the proper technology spaces and to advise clients which research and development efforts are worthwhile.
Anaqua has successfully integrated multiple organizations and technologies via partnership, merger and acquisition. Because of this, we are confident that our merger with Lecorpio will be just as successful and the work to align our efforts is already underway.
On World IP Day, we celebrate the innovators who are improving people’s lives across the globe.
In the fields of health and nutrition, energy, engineering, telecommunications, transportation and many other technology sectors, we applaud those individuals and organisations who are making a difference – from developing new ways to enhance our daily lives to finding solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.
Supreme Court rulings can alter the landscape of a market and restructure the way corporations do business. In a 7-1 landslide last week, the Supreme Court struck down the Federal Circuit’s decision permitting laches as a defense to patent infringement cases in SCA Hygiene v. First Quality Baby Products (“SCA Hygiene”). My last article discussed the merits of this case, its potential downstream effect on IP stakeholders, and acknowledged the Court’s ongoing evaluation of numerous Federal Circuit patent cases that are reshaping the way corporations and IP law practices do business.
2016 marks a pivotal year for Anaqua, and the Anaqua User Conference (AUC) was our biggest to date! The AUC took place from September 20th-23rd at the Boston Seaport Hotel. We had a great turnout this year with our largest client attendance to date including Corporate clients Honda, Tokyo Electron, Becton Dickinson, ARM, ABB, and HP as well as Law Firm clients Garlick & Markison, Thompson Coburn, Marshall Gerstein, and Michael Best just to name a few.
United States Supreme Court rulings can alter the landscape of a market or legal practice and restructure the way corporations do business. In the last decade, the Court began evaluating a record number of patent cases that are reshaping the way IP stakeholders obtain, protect, and monetize their portfolios. SCA Hygiene Products Aktiebolag v. First Quality Baby Products, LLC (“SCA Hygiene”) is no exception; the time-honored, equitable defense of laches is on the Court’s proverbial chopping block for patent infringement cases. This paper provides a high-level review of the parties’ positions, identifies ambiguities the Court will likely address, and offers commentary on the potential downstream effects of the decision.
3D printing promises more efficient mass customization and rapid prototyping. It also has the potential to expose manufacturers to the large scale of intellectual property infringement akin to that experienced by media companies as consumers adopted digital music technologies.
Getting inventors, corporate R&D and Business Development on the same page can be tough. Without a single system in place, it can be easy for the right hand to lose track of what the left hand is doing, resulting in lost time, missed deadlines and even security lapses.
Patent law should promote innovation, but as recent research has uncovered, there can be unintended consequences to these regulations that stymie creation. The biomedical field is rife with examples of the conflict between the two, and can serve as a lesson to other industries.
By now, casual observers may have numbed to the steady stream of leaked-email and compromised-financial-record scandals. Anyone with access to Wikileaks can view more than 30,000 documents and 170,000 emails from Sony Corporation. The U.S. Department of Defense and Lockheed Martin have suffered multiple breaches of systems supporting the Joint Strike Fighter Project. Even computer security firm RSA was compromised to the point of losing intellectual property about its two-factor authentication security technology.