USPTO to Select its Silicon Valley Location

Silicon Valley is one of the most IP intense regions in the world. The city of Sunnyvale has the highest number of inventors per capita in the world, according to recent data from the USPTO. IP has been making headlines …

Demystifying Intellectual Ventures’ Patent Holdings

Back in September, we partnered with patent analytics firm IP Checkups to discuss patent strategies for startups, universities and SMEs. Now, IP Checkups is back with a new project geared towards the SME community: “Case IV Thicket.” Case IV Thicket …

EPO Patent Information Conference 2012 – A Personal Review

Since 1991, the annual Patent Information Conference of the European Patent Office (EPO) has been touring European cities big and small. Formerly called EPIDOS, it is the prime get-together of representatives of the EPO, numerous national patent offices, patent information …

Patents for Startups: Opportunity, Necessity or Nuisance?

Save the date- September 26th, 2012! IPfolio, along with IP Checkups, is co-hosting and sponsoring the September LES Meeting, where the topic will be an engaging panel discussion on patent strategy for startups. The event, being held at the Sheraton …

The Kodak Patent Auction: Facts and Figures

In the wake of last summer’s now-famous Nortel patent auction, such auctions are increasingly eliciting bold speculation and anticipation, becoming mainstream news. Kodak is the next large name to launch a high stakes auction, to liquidate their bankruptcy-facing company of some …

This week in San Francisco: ICAP Patent Brokerage 2012

This week brings yet another reason we’re proud to be based in the Bay Area: proximity to great events such as this week’s ICAP Patent Brokerage & Patent Litigation Symposium, and the ICAP Ocean Tomo Auction, taking in place at the …

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