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A patent focused podcast for inventors, founders, and IP professionals, covering the finer points, sharp edges, and nuances of startup patent strategy. Each monthly episode will feature a round-table style discussion amongst experts in the field of patenting. Patently Strategic is brought to you by Aurora Consulting, a patent strategy boutique that specializes in working with early stage life science, medical​ device, digital health, and software companies to develop valuable patent portfolios through highly tailored, comprehensive strategies.

A patent focused podcast for inventors, founders, and IP professionals, covering the finer points, sharp edges, and nuances of startup patent strategy. Each monthly episode will feature a round-table style discussion amongst experts in the field of patenting. Patently Strategic is brought to you by Aurora Consulting, a patent strategy boutique that specializes in working with early stage life science, medical​ device, digital health, and software companies to develop valuable patent portfolios through highly tailored, comprehensive strategies.

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United States

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A patent focused podcast for inventors, founders, and IP professionals, covering the finer points, sharp edges, and nuances of startup patent strategy. Each monthly episode will feature a round-table style discussion amongst experts in the field of patenting. Patently Strategic is brought to you by Aurora Consulting, a patent strategy boutique that specializes in working with early stage life science, medical​ device, digital health, and software companies to develop valuable patent portfolios through highly tailored, comprehensive strategies.

Language:

English

Contact:

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Episodes

Fortifying Life Science Patents: Eligibility and Enablement

6/29/2022
The life sciences are currently facing at least two major plagues in our patent world. The first is that many life science innovations have been deemed ineligible in terms of patentable subject matter. In other words, the courts and the patent office believe that the patent laws are not meant to protect these innovations. The second plague is that the courts believe that many life sciences patents are not enabled. In other words, they are not described in sufficient detail to enable one of...

Duration:01:09:10

Into the Patentverse: Web 3.0, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, and NFTs

5/29/2022
“Metaverse” is the buzziest of the buzzwords in tech today and will soon be joining the ranks of “AI” and “ML” as requisite keywords in the next generation of pitch decks and patent applications. But what are the core components of the Metaverse? And what are their implications in the world of intellectual property? The Patently Strategic Podcast will be exploring this topic over the course of several upcoming episodes. We begin our exploration with Web 3.0. While it may prove to be the...

Duration:00:54:35

Common Ownership: Whose prior art is it anyway?

5/23/2022
In this month's episode, our experts help to demystify the concept of Common Ownership and how it can be leveraged to disqualify prior art that might otherwise cause a rejection during prosecution. Dr. Ashley Sloat, President and Director of Patent Strategy here at Aurora leads this discussion along with our all star patent panel, digging into Common Ownership exceptions, joint research exceptions, and terminal disclaimer practice. And if this all sounds like a foreign language or if you’re...

Duration:01:00:25

Inventor Stories: RISEing with Patents

3/30/2022
In this month’s special episode, we’re sharing a great sit down with three very innovative, up-and-coming inventors – as we also launch the next installment of our RISE award. We are joined today by: ⦿ Keith Phillips, CEO & Founder of realLINGUA ⦿ Theresa Smith, CTO of the Ola Filter Corporation ⦿ Brendan Wang, Founder of CAPNOS These inventors share their stories and provide invaluable tips and advice, much learned the hard way. Along the way, we explore: ⦿ Challenges in bootstrapping...

Duration:01:00:24

Software Patents: Protecting Your Digital Innovations

2/17/2022
We're officially kicking off our second season and in this month's episode, our experts tackle software patents. As Silicon Valley engineer and investor Marc Andreessen famously said, “Software is eating the world”. It is central to so much of today’s innovation and the growth potential is off the charts. Five companies, all with software at their core, are worth a quarter of the S&P’s entire market cap. The AI powered market will grow to $180 billion by 2025. By the end of this year, the...

Duration:00:49:58

Patent Anatomy: What’s in a patent?

12/22/2021
What’s actually in a patent? What can you learn from reading one? Where do you even find them? For answers to these critical questions and more, I sat down with Patently Strategic regulars – David Cohen, Principal at Cohen Sciences and Ashley Sloat, President and Director of Patent Strategy here at Aurora. In our discussion, we break down the key anatomy, cut through the terminology, and provide tips on how you can use this information for your competitive advantage. Patenting can be such...

Duration:01:11:12

Inventorship: Who should be listed as an inventor for a patent?

11/23/2021
In the US especially, patents are granted to inventors. More often than not, that’s more than one person and the ideas themselves are fluid concepts that often evolve through many handoffs from initial conception through implementation and sometimes even throughout patent prosecution, but how do we determine who all should – and is legally required to be – officially named as an inventor? In the constitutionally expressed interest of protecting inventors and the conception of their ideas,...

Duration:00:45:06

American Inventor Horror Story: Ten Years of AIA and the PTAB

10/27/2021
Listen in as we discuss the impact of the AIA and the PTAB with inventors gathered as part of the "Decade of Stolen Dreams" rallies, happening in front of regional USPTO offices all across the country, marking the 10 year anniversary of the passage of the America Invents Act – an event described by advocacy groups as the worst event in U.S. patent history. The inventors and entrepreneurs at the rally we attended, all from diverse backgrounds with very different stories, have one thing in...

Duration:00:54:12

Patent Monetization: Buying and Selling

9/30/2021
In this episode, we take a deep dive into the war games filled world of patent buying and selling. We are joined today by special guest host, Louis Carbonneau, Founder & CEO of Tangible IP. Mr. Carbonneau is a recognized expert in intellectual property with close to 30 years of professional US, Canadian, and international experience in all facets of intellectual property law and business. His firm is the largest brokerage firm in the world and has transacted over 4,500 patents in the past...

Duration:00:36:50

Patent Searching: Sleuthing Your Way to Stronger Patents

8/25/2021
You have an idea and you’d like to protect it. But can you? Is it novel? Non-obvious? Would you eventually be able to license or enforce your patent down the road? Who else is competing in this area and where’s the whitespace? If you get the patent, can you freely produce and sell the idea, without the costly risk of infringement litigation? These questions and the quest for their answers unfold like a detective mystery. The sheer magnitude of source material to sift through is...

Duration:00:41:40

Patent Prosecution Highway: Fast Tracking Your Application

7/28/2021
Getting a patent is no quick process. In the time between filing and issuance, your application will go through several stages, often from multiple patent offices and with months or years between stages. The total process can take two to five years and sometimes longer. But who has time for that? Sometimes you need a patent, and you need it fast. Luckily, there are some options for fast tracking your application. In today’s episode, Dr. Ashley Sloat, President and Director of Patent...

Duration:00:35:57

After Final Practice: Life After Final Rejection

6/28/2021
Your application just received a final rejection notice from the patent office. Now what? How final is final? The office owes you nothing at this point and without further action, your patent is dead. Good news, though – all may not be lost! Options for resuscitation are limited, but the patient isn’t yet a goner. David Jackrel, President of Jackrel Consulting, leads a discussion along with our all star patent panel, digging into the specifics of After Final Practice (AFCP 2.0). After Final...

Duration:00:29:48

Google v. Oracle: The Future of Software and Fair Use

5/5/2021
​Listen in as our expert panel breaks down Google v Oracle and what it means for the future of software development and fair use. This legal contest has been heralded as the “World Series of IP cases” and the “copyright case of the decade”. It’s a landmark case, 11 years in the making, between two industry heavyweights – Google, the undisputed king of search and mobile operating system market share, accused of both patent and copyright infringement against Oracle, the owner of the...

Duration:01:02:17

On-sale Bar: Patentability and Selling Your Invention

3/16/2021
In this inaugural episode, Dr. Ashley Sloat, President & Director of Patent Strategy​ at Aurora Consulting leads a deep dive into the on-sale bar and the trapdoor-esque implications of selling your innovation before filing. Spoiler alert: there are some very sneaky triggers – many types of activities that you might not traditionally think of as sales transactions that can trigger the bar and really jeopardize patentability. Ashley is joined in this episode by an expert panel with over 56...

Duration:01:06:04