Todd mobile vs-carrier_vs_equipment_patent_bounPresentation Transcript
Mobile vs. Carrier vs. Equipment -Patent Boundaries and Patent Pools IT EXPO SUITS IP Breakout Conference Todd L. Juneau Registered Patent Attorney
Patent Claims• Patent claims are the most important part of a patent application.• A patent application is similar to a research publication: abstract, background problem, hypothesis and methodology, materials and methods, results, discussion, conclusion: EXCEPT it also includes CLAIMS.
Type of Claims• Device Claims - the most valuable type of claim. It provide for the largest monopoly - the ability to stop others from making, using, selling, and importing.• Use Claims - ideally claiming a single bottleneck step; use claims are a challenge, and are often not worth as much. They only allow stopping others from one of the four rights.
Claims• One-click claims o Amazon or eBay o Was the click offshore (and not an infringement)?• USB as example o standard 8-pin plug o compatible with /drivers for 137 devices o 5 V power supply o universal plug(s)
Contingency Fee Litigation• Law Firms• Law Firms + 3rd Party Investors• Corporations• NOTE: Your lawyer is no longer your lawyer: waiver of conflict of interest requirement• Litigation fee costs o It depends on whether plaintiff or defendant o It is possible to litigate for $3000-$5000/month