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If you are investing in developing IOT technology, most people know that they should protect their investment in intellectual property with patents, for example. I have posted about this here. However, many organisations don't have a patent strategy. I would be very interested in identifying the barriers. If you are in this space, please tell me what is stopping you from developing and executing a patent strategy.

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IoT patent filing strategies

One aspect of a patent strategy is a foreign patent filing strategy. But were should patent applications be filed? Two selection criteria are a market's size and rate of growth. Germany, for example plans to put more digital solutions in their factories than the US does. Apparently: It would appear that a European patent application (which covers Germany) or a German national patent application would be a good idea for IoT solutions for predictive maintenance, autonomous ro

Justin Blows

Justin Blows

 

Three things rising IoT companies need to know

There are three things Rising IoT companies need to know: what technologies their competitors are developing, who might be a friendly acquirer (Google and Apple are frequent acquirers, for example), and  potential litigation risks. A patent analysis can answer these questions, and inform patent strategy. For example, developers of Bluetooth low energy (BLE) technology may benefit from knowing that: there are over 1000 patents filed and granted for this cent

Justin Blows

Justin Blows

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