​​Patently Strategic - Patent Strategy for Startups

​​Patently Strategic - Patent Strategy for Startups

Latest Episodes

Why Patents Exist with Professor Adam Mossoff
June 27, 2023

Why do patents exist in the first place? What function do they serve in society? And what is their historic origin story? In this month’s episode, with the help of Professor Adam Mossoff, we zoom way out, turn the time dial back a bit, and focus on the ge

What Investors Want in Patents with Sridhar Iyengar
May 30, 2023

What do investors want to see in patents? What do patents tell a potential investor about a founder? And what do investors wish inventors knew before coming to them?To answer these questions and more, we're joined this month by Dr. Sridhar Iyengar, a

Open Source and Patent Rights: Collaboration with Consequences
April 27, 2023

How does the use of or contribution to open-source software impact your intellectual property rights? In this month's episode, we’re talking about software and the convoluted risk/reward interplay between patents, copyrights, and open source. Use of

Patent Wars: Innovators, Revolutionaries, and the Race to Reform
March 28, 2023

In this month's episode, we're talking patent reform solutions with Judge Paul Michel, Professor Adam Mossoff, and Randy Landreneau!Nearly two decades worth of Federal Circuit and Supreme Court rulings have thrown the patent system into disarray

SCOTUS in Focus: Amgen v. Sanofi and the Future of Pharma Patents
February 27, 2023

We’re leading off Season 3 with a close look at a Supreme Court patent case that could have profound impacts on the invention enablement problems we covered heavily in Season 2. SCOTUS is set to hear opening arguments in Amgen v. Sanofi on March 27th. For

License to File: Foreign Filing License Risks and Strategies
January 26, 2023

Foreign filing licenses – surprisingly sneaky and easy to overlook, but can come with significant consequences if you do. Many countries, including the US, require inventors to receive special permission to file with patent offices outside of the inventor

Top 3 Inventor Mistakes: Disclosure, Search, and Ownership
December 28, 2022

If there were a guidebook we could hand to inventors on the first day following the conception of their idea, this episode would be it. When is it safe to talk about or sell your invention? How do you hedge against invalidation and rejection from competit

Unpredictable Arts: Patenting Bio, Chem, and Emerging Technologies
November 29, 2022

Think your innovation is sufficiently enabled to secure, defend, and assert your patent rights? If it’s a biological, chemical, or emerging technology invention then you might want to think again. In today’s episode we’re looking into how to get more pred

Into the Patentverse Vol. 2: AR, VR, and Virtual Infringement
October 27, 2022

We’re slipping our headsets on and heading back into the Metaverse! Earlier this year, we began our foray into this world with a deep dive into the building blocks that could very well form the structural and economic underpinnings of the Metaverse by exp

Means-Plus-Function: The Risk of Losing Your Way
September 27, 2022

Word choice matters a great deal in the world of patenting. You’re using the English language to draw a picture around highly technical concepts. The precision with which this is done, down to the semantic level, can make all of the difference when it com