As you probably noticed, I haven't been as active on this site in the last few months. The reason for that is that I've been working on a new book which is available starting today through Amazon. The book is called, Billion Dollar Patents, and it is about how to create strong patent portfolios in today's uncertain patent climate. While the book is mainly tailored towards tech executives and entrepreneurs, the information in the book can be beneficial to anyone looking to understand more about patents and intellectual property rights in general. There are even some illustrations thrown in there for good measure!
Here is a summary:
In the past decade, the patent system has undergone many changes as a result of the courts issue far reaching decisions, the USPTO narrowing the scope of patentable subject matter, and Congress making it easier to challenge and invalidate patents. As a result of these changes, many companies have lost their patents. Those that have successfully withstood the challenges of today’s uncertain climate have seen their patents and, in turn, their products thrive. In Billion Dollar Patents, Joanna tells you exactly how they are doing it. How some drugs are earning billions of dollars in revenue with their patents, extending their market exclusivities, and keeping competitors off the market.
Billion Dollar Patents explains the current patent environment and covers the ins and outs of what it takes to build a strong patent portfolio that will generate revenue and keep competitors at bay. Far beyond the typical "how to build a strategic patent portfolio" lesson, Billion Dollar Patents explains how to create and manage intellectual property assets that will withstand changes, extend market life, and generate value. It contains many real-life examples and case studies of patents that have withstood the test of post-grant challenges and have helped extend the life of drug products on the market.
Whether you are launching a startup or managing a global company, patent law does not have to be intimidating. The practical knowledge in Billion Dollar Patents will help technology entrepreneurs and executives make smart decisions when protecting their company and its assets.
The ebook is available for an introductory price of $2.99 this week. The paperback version will be available next week.
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