We’re happy to bring our readers news of a free webinar on ‘How to Avoid Worthless Patents and Develop a Strong Patent Portfolio?’ hosted by ipMetrix Consulting Group. Please see their invite below:
Date/Time: Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014; 11.30 AM to 12.30 PM IST (Approx. 1 hr)
Have you ever tried googling “most patents are worthless”? You will find a lot of good information on why most patents are worthless and why you shouldn’t be spending a lot of money on patents, especially when you are a small company. Now, you can also try googling “patents are necessary evil”. You will find some more useful information on why patents are necessary.
It is true that companies spend a lot of time and money on worthless patents. And, it is also true that most technology companies need patents to stay competitive in this day and age. The key is to find the right balance. The right balance can only be achieved if one can understand the difference between a strong patent and a weak patent. And, this applies to both small companies with just a few patents and large companies with portfolios comprising hundreds and thousands of patents.
This session is aimed at helping inventors, IP professionals, and portfolio managers understand the differences between a strong patent and a weak patent, and apply the knowledge to analyze a portfolio of patents.
I. Basics of a patent
Basics will cover the most essential elements of a patent document that can make or break the usefulness of the patent.
II. Analyzing strength and usefulness of a patent
Speaker will focus on the general and technical criteria used to analyze strength of a patent in different contexts through examples.
III. Analyzing strength of a portfolio of patents
Speaker will delineate the process of analyzing a portfolio of patents, by applying the basic concepts from sections I and II through examples.
Speaker: Arun Narasani, Founder, ipMetrix Consulting Group
Registration: GoToWebinar Registration Page
For further details, please visit this link.
ipMetrix, formerly Brain League IP Services, is a full service Intellectual Property (IP) firm with operations in US and India. The founders and team members bring in more than 10 years of excellence in IP services in India and abroad. ipMetrix started its journey almost 10 years ago at the NSRCEL incubation center in the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB), when Brain League IP Services was founded.
ipMetrix Consulting Group is a full service Intellectual Property (IP) firm with offices in Bangalore, India and Cupertino, US. We offer comprehensive IP research, protection, and licensing services.
We have a team of 40 experts including attorneys, agents and engineers in Electronics & Telecommunication, Mechanical, Software and Biotechnology/Pharma areas. Over the past 10 years, we have served many Fortune 500 companies, world class research institutions, and small and medium enterprises. We have served more than 500 clients spread across many countries in North America, Europe, and Asia.
ipMetrix has pioneered technology platforms for delivering IP services. Our technology platform ensures that we can scale as our client requirements grow and still remain flexbile and nimble in fulfilling their requirements. We ensure confidentiality of our client information through high end technology measures, and strong legal instruments. We protect digital information through strong data encryption and redundancy measures.