Technology patents have had a contentious existence, both in the legal field and in the realm of technology creators. However, they don’t have to be evil; in fact, done right, they can be invaluable assets throughout your startup’s lifecycle. We will cover the basics of when, why, and how you should integrate patent protection into your initial and ongoing business plan. In case you’re already familiar with the patent process, we’ll also discuss how recent changes to patent law alter practical considerations for deciding when and how to seek patent protection.
Presentation by Susuk Lim, registered patent attorney at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati