Tuesday, January 13, 2015

More or Less Patents?

Whether a company should own a few or many patents is not a simple question. The article below suggests that a trend started of having few good patents instead of a large basket of patents. 

The problem with few solid patents is that they can be perceived as too broad and would be narrowed down in litigation.  One of the benefits of having a basket of patent related to a specific technology is that different patents will cover facets of the technology through well crafted set of claims. Often it is very difficult to locate a prior art with the same specific structure.

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Patents Strategy Shift Predicted

Quality not quantity to be focus, says expert
Rick Merritt
1/13/2015 09:00 AM EST 

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