Patents are more than just legal forms for lawyers to fill out or clubs to use in infringement lawsuits. They can also provide value by persuading your would-be competitors to pursue other opportunities, or a vendor to switch suppliers. Patents can also bring in money through licensing, patent pools, and attracting investors.
Yet, for all the books on patent strategy there is a gap between the primers, intended for those with minimal patent knowledge, and the advanced books, serving practicing legal professionals. Great Patents: Advanced Strategies for Innovative Growth Companies fills this critical gap.
Topics covered include:
- Before you Hire an Attorney
- Venture Capital
- Portfolio Management
- Government Contracts
- Standard-Setting Organizations
- Patent Judge's Perspective
- Assessing Damages
- Patent Sales
By combining the voices of a diverse set of industry insiders with extensive experience, Great Patents prepares founders, managers, investors, and other innovative company executives to position themselves and their companies for commercial success.