Monthly Archive:: February 2013

Patent Trolls Eat Startups First. Here’s What You Can Do About It

Editor’s Note: This post first appeared on TechCrunch Patent assertion entities (PAEs or trolls) regularly engage in the practice of sending patent demand letters to unsuspecting startups and small businesses in preparation for going after much larger entities. A patent demand letter is typically sent by a patent holder to a company it believes is infringing [&hellip

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First-To-File Patent Law Is Imminent, But What Will It Mean?

Editor’s Note: This post first appeared on TechCrunch.   One of the main changes resulting from the passage of the America Invents Act (AIA) is the transition of U.S. patent law from a “first-to-invent” system to a “first-to-file” system on March 16. With the transition a mere four weeks away, it is important to understand what this change [&hellip

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