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Become a troll. Or join up with one. Or sell out to one. Or sell to someone else who wants your patent for other reasons. There are now a very large number of investors and attorneys who will help you to monetize your patent - provided they think they can make money from it. Almost all of them would be described as patent trolls, more politely known as "...


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Find patent attorney and figure out best strategy Let the patent attorney to contact with that company who infringes your patent. Try to negotiate.


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This is precisely what Acacia Research does. If you have an issued patent that is being infringed, then Acacia will assess its value, then if the numbers work, have you transfer ownership of your patent to a separate legal entity (business shell) that both you and Acacia own. Acacia then spends their resources to collect compensation on the intellectual ...


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The standard patent book for startups and entrepreneurs is Patents Demystified. I used this book while getting my own patents and it’s become required reading for any start-ups that I coach or invest in. It’s one of the few patent guides I know of that has detailed insight on how legitimate startups patent their product(s). Unlike most patent guides, it’s ...


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It is a good practice to include multiple independent claims of varying type (system, method, means etc) in a patent application. One should not restrict the invention by claiming it in only one form. It is advisable to claim an invention in multiple forms in order to ensure the broadest possible protection. To determine infringement of a patent by a ...


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Dependent claims are the place to get narrower and are often chained to get more and more specific as they descend. The use of "further comprising" vs "wherein" is unrelated to the extent of narrowness you are adding. The parent claims requires an A and a B and a C. "Further comprising an X "says you are adding a new element, X to the already required A, B,...


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You might want to contact the company first, to see if they will try to settle with you. If not, then you can try the following. If you lack the resources, I think it would makes sense to team up with someone or a company that does have the resources. If you have a strong case, and can show they are already in violation, then the person/company with ...


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In general there are many requirements and rules which may limit protection if a inventor files patent application of its own. But its a altogether myth that inventor cannot draft good patent application its another issue that he might have shorter claim but that can be covered if drafting is proper:- Its my personal recommendation that an Inventor should ...


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There is a big difference in the case of more than a single inventor. But it is not what you seem to be concerned about. Filing, prosecuting and obtaining a patent grant are not going to directly lead to liability for the inventor(s). Liability would come from actually making, selling, etc. an actual product that might be based on a patent. A patent doesn't ...


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Patents Demystified is indeed a great book for startups, entrepreneurs and inventors and was written specifically for this audience. In addition to teaching the secrets of how successful businesses get patents, it also helps save companies money where possible and points out where spending money is necessary. In fact, I require all my clients to have a copy ...


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The manuscript should be considered to be confidential until publication, unless the submission process makes it publicly available (e.g., via a web site). This means that you have time to file a provisional application. Do this as soon as possible, establish your Priority Date and get your Provisional Patent number. Mark every publicly accessible copy of ...


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