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What’s Alice Been Up to Lately? (A free Webinar!)

Nov 3, 2016
What’s Alice Been Up to Lately? (A free Webinar!)
The Federal Circuit has upheld more patents in the face of Alice challenges in the last 6 months than in the 2 years following the Alice decision. This is a notable shift in the Federal Circuit’s application of Alice, and the US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) has taken notice. A series of USPTO memorandums […]

Filing a Patent Infringement Suit

Aug 9, 2016
Filing a Patent Infringement Suit
Although perhaps the most sensalitionist method of monetizing patents, filing a patent litigation suit is still a viable way to obtain value from patents. As we previously discussed, the number of patent litigation suits filed in 2015 represented about a 13% increase over the number of suits filed in 2014. The most common remedies available […]

Can I sell my patents?

Jun 30, 2016
Can I sell my patents?
Yes, patents and patent applications are property, and as such, can be transferred or sold just like other tangible property. Owners of quality patents who are less willing to seek remedies through the court system, or would prefer to quickly capitalize on the value they have created through their innovations can sell their patents outright. […]

Can I obtain a loan based on patent assets?

May 30, 2016
Can I obtain a loan based on patent assets?
For patent owners or patent application owners who are strapped for cash, a large number of economic institutions and funds have recorded assignments for patents or patent applications held as collateral for business loans. Marathon Patent Group, a group that is a testament to the value of patents through its business model of purchasing patents, […]

Want the most value out of your patents? Do this.

Apr 25, 2016
Want the most value out of your patents? Do this.
Over the last few weeks we have discussed the impact of Alice on patents, and determined that it is still possible to obtain software patents post-Alice. We saw patent litigation suit filings close to all-time highs. Although filing one or more litigation suits is certainly a viable way to monetize your patents, it is far […]

The USPTO, software patents, and upholding a patentable invention

Mar 30, 2016
The USPTO, software patents, and upholding a patentable invention
Question: If the USPTO grants me a patent on software, will courts use similar standards in upholding my invention as being patentable? Answer: Yes. Courts have followed the Alice guidelines in finding software inventions patentable. In fact, observers have found that many courts are broader than the USPTO in their approach to patentable subject matter. […]

When the USPTO denies a patent an invention is related to software

Feb 25, 2016
When the USPTO denies a patent an invention is related to software
Question: If the USPTO denies me a patent because my invention is related to software, can I have success appealing to the Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB)? Answer: Yes. Many applicants for software patents have successfully obtained a patent by appealing to the PTAB after the USPTO rejected their patent application. The PTAB is […]

2015: Year in Review for Intellectual Property and Patents

Dec 25, 2015
2015: Year in Review for Intellectual Property and Patents
By all accounts, 2015 was a remarkable year for patents. A new milestone was reached as the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued patent number 9,000,000 in April. In fact, the USPTO granted almost 300,000 patents in 2015. Patent application filings were up, with more US patent applications filed in the 2015 fiscal […]

Can I still patent software?

Dec 1, 2015
Can I still patent software?
Yes, software is patentable. Although some commentators declared that Alice heralded the end of software patents, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will not deny a patent on an invention simply because the invention is related to software. In its July 2015 Update on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility, the USPTO provided the following […]

NEO IP HAS SOME OF THE MOST CURIOUS, CREATIVE, PROACTIVE AND BRIGHTEST PATENT ANALYSTS IN THE INDUSTRY.

Nov 13, 2015
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AND DON’T JUST TAKE IT FROM US. WE’VE WORKED WITH SOME OF THE MOST INNOVATIVE FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES IN THE WORLD, ON HIGHLY-VALUABLE IP PORTFOLIOS. YOU CAN REST ASSURED, OUR TEAM WILL FIND YOU A SOLUTION (AND HELP YOU WITH A SMOOTH EXECUTION) THAT’S WELL-THOUGHT OUT, LIGHT YEARS FASTER THAN YOU CAN GET ANYWHERE ELSE.

Can I patent an idea?

Aug 11, 2015
Can I patent an idea?
Many innovators have asked this question, especially over the past year. To find the answer, we now have to ask Alice. In case you’re not familiar, let me provide some background before introducing you to Alice. The proverbial pendulum regarding what can be patented has been in seemingly constant motion for years. In the late […]

JiNan Glasgow GeorgeUS Patent Attorney

Jan 10, 2017
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JiNan is recognized worldwide for her expertise in Intellectual Property. She has spoken about Intellectual Property in front of the UN, and been a featured speaker at Intellectual Property conferences in India, Italy, France, South Africa, Mexico, Ghana, as well as New York City, San Francisco, and Chicago. As an inventor, entrepreneur, patent attorney and […]

Neil BarnesUS Patent Attorney

Jan 9, 2017
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Neil helps innovators create positive impact through strategic patent portfolio development. By taking a communicative approach to understand the business context of clients’ inventions, Neil works with clients to create patent assets tailored to their business goals. Over the years Neil has drafted and prosecuted patent applications in a wide variety of technological fields, including […]

John StathisUS Patent Attorney

Dec 13, 2019
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John works with inventors to grow their businesses through the creation of strategic patent and trademark portfolios.  John graduated from Duke University with a BSE in Biomedical Engineering, having received education and experience in a wide variety of technological fields. John is committed to a vision of patents as means to grow and develop businesses […]

Zachary HarrisPatent Analyst

Dec 11, 2023
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Zack helps provide strategic insights to clients, guiding them in the development of robust intellectual property portfolios backed by patent research and data. Zack graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University and is passionate about leveraging his engineering background to contribute to advancements in various industries. Education B.S., Mechanical Engineering, North Carolina State University

Tiffany Wu Patent Analyst

Dec 11, 2023
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Tiffany equips clients with contextualized patent data analysis as a resource for their business strategy development. Tiffany graduated from Duke University with both a master’s and bachelor’s in Biomedical Engineering, gaining a background in technology and business fundamentals. Through her early career in a medical device startup, Tiffany recognized the value of leveraging patents to […]

Guy BeretichPatent Technologist, PhD

Jul 18, 2020
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Dr. Guy Beretich is Patent Technologist for Neo IP. With a firm belief that the patent system has been an engine of progress throughout the last century, Guy seeks to further the success of technological innovation through his work in patents. Guy boasts a unique and diverse background, with degrees in Immunology (Ph.D. — North […]

Nancy PierceParalegal

Dec 13, 2019
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Nancy Pierce graduated from the University of North Carolina’s Paralegal Program and is a North Carolina Certified Paralegal. She has administrative, program and office management experience, and has worked in federal government, private, and non-profit sectors. Nancy holds a BA in English from the University of San Diego. AdmissionsNorth Carolina Certified Paralegal EducationB.A., English, University […]