Intellectual Property

State of the World Wide Patent Situation for 2009

U.S. patent application figures trended modestly down. The preliminary total of 485,500 applications is down from the all time high of 496,886 set in 2008. The shift toward a majority of foreign applications has continued. Of the 190,121 total patents issued 96,395 (~ 51%) were foreign.  

Why Intellectual Property Management?

The question from potential clients is so often: “Why should I have my Intellectual Property (IP) managed by a third party? I already have competent Intellectual Property lawyers who are patent experts.” This is certainly, a good and reasonable question.