Patent Strategy: The Manager's Guide to Profiting from Patent Portfolios by Anthony L. MielePatent Strategy: The Manager's Guide to Profiting from Patent Portfolios by Anthony L. Miele

Patent Strategy: The Manager's Guide to Profiting from Patent Portfolios

byAnthony L. Miele

Hardcover | May 2, 2001

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Patents and patent strategies are increasingly pertinent to the success of information age businesses, from affecting valuations to gaining tax advantages to increasing the starting price per share when taking a company public. Patent Strategy illustrates the impact patents can have on technology-driven businesses' tactical and strategic efforts. Here is step-by-step guidance to the patent process, the laws, and basic strategies-from a business-goal perspective-so that middle and upper-level managers can recognize the significance of patents in relation to a particular business and can incorporate proper patent management efforts into their business framework. In addition, this book serves as an invaluable reference for management and executives when making patent-related decisions such as whether a patent infringement study must be performed; whether the budget for patent matters should be increased or decreased; whether attempts should be made to license certain patent technology; and whether the firm should sue for patent infringement.

  • Case studies throughout the book give you a specific business context within which to consider the concepts introduced
  • Statistics are presented to assist you in assessing various issues, planning patent strategies, and implementing patent management programs
ANTHONY MIELE, a Partner with Pillsbury Winthrop LLP, handles technology law, contracts, and intellectual property matters for technology-driven businesses. He has more than thirteen years of experience dealing with technology and associated legal issues.
Title:Patent Strategy: The Manager's Guide to Profiting from Patent PortfoliosFormat:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 9.29 × 6.2 × 0.92 inPublished:May 2, 2001Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0471390755

ISBN - 13:9780471390756

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Table of Contents



Patents in Context--Incorporating Patents into Your Business.

An Overview of Patents.

Strategies for Managing Patent Liability.

Strategies for Leveraging Value From R&D: Implementing a Patent Program.

Licensing, Selling, and Buying Patents.

Partnering, Strategic Alliances, and Deals.

Budgetary Issues.

Patent Litigation.

A Look Inside Patent Prosecution (Obtaining a Patent).

More Prosecution Strategies.

Getting a Second Look by the Patent Office: Reexamination and Reissue.

Battle for the Same Rights: Interference Proceedings.

Patents Abroad.

The Risks of Patent Licensing and Enforcement.

Choosing a Patent Attorney.

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Provides the Following Summary Description of the Provisions of the New Law.

Appendix A: Sample Patents.

Appendix B: Data on Patent Activity: Issuances, Technology, and Litigations.

Appendix C: Preserving Trade Secret Rights and Avoiding Liability for Violating Those of Others.

Appendix D: Select Sections of the Patent Laws.