Category Patent Strategy

Mapping of Patent Claims

Patent claims mapping is a legal and technical method which is used to support critical business decisions. It is about clearly linking a patent and one or more of the claims of that patent to a specific product or a specific component, part, feature or function within that product. Patent product mapping is frequently used to map your patents to your products, to evaluate the level of alignment here, and to help identify the most important patents in your portfolio and the protection they provide to the products in the product offering. Mapping also occurs during the patent prosecution phase to establish which claims should to be taken forward, and which claims not. This blog looks at the rationale for patent product mapping, the challenges trying to conduct it and some of the approaches and techniques one can employ in order to succeed.

The Patent Prosecution Highway

The patent prosecution highway (PPH) is a set of initiatives for providing accelerated patent prosecution procedures by sharing information between offices that have entered into an agreement under the PPH. At present, there are a variety of PPH bi-lateral agreements…

Interview IPEG in The Korea Times

Today an interview with IPEG’s founder appeared in The Korea Times. The interview was taken by email by Technology reporter Yoo-chul Kim. The full text used for the interview read as follows Questions:  *Is Apple really an innovation killer? If…

European companies approach to IP

The Economist Intelligence Unit – sponsored by Qualcomm – published 5 years ago, in 2007, a White Paper on how European companies approach IP and more importantly, how they value Intellectual Property Management. Based on interviews and surveys of major…

Who Owns LTE Patents?

This year, LTE (Long Term Evolution) the 4th generation (4G) mobile network communication technology is rolled out in many countries worldwide. It looks like it will be an even greater success than the currently prevailing UMTS/GSM (3G/2G) technology. LTE will…