Patexia Blog
Zoe BollingerMay 12, 2015
IP Matters Webinar Series: Patent Strategies for Startups

Welcome to the sixth installment in Patexia's IP Matters Webinar Series: Patent Strategies for Startups with Lang McHardy, CEO and principal of Vested IP.  

Lang McHardy: "Startups are not smaller versions of large companies. Because of this, wise startups have different motivations for obtaining patents and use different strategies, tactics and tools to obtain them. Every startup should have a strategy for managing both offensive and defensive aspects of patents.

In this talk, we will discuss the motivations and strategies that smart startups employ when building a patent portfolio. We will talk about how to identify which inventions are most ripe for patenting and which should be ignored, how to stretch a limited patent budget, and how to keep the patent strategy fresh as the business evolves."

This webinar will cover:

  • Why should startups file for patents?
  • Which inventions are worth patenting?
  • When is the right time to file?
  • Where should startups file patents?
  • What should you do when the business pivots?


Patent Strategies for Startups


Patent Strategies for Startups by Lang McHardy


About the speaker:

Lang McHardy is the principal of Vested IP, which provides patent management and patent analysis services for companies of all sizes in a wide range of technologies, with a focus on early stage technology companies. Lang is a registered Patent Agent and executive with over 12 years experience in patent strategy, patent prosecution, technology development, patent strategy development and the assessment, valuation, and analysis of small and large patent portfolios in a wide range of technologies. Prior to founding Vested IP, Lang was the Director and Practice Leader of Patent Analytics at Ocean Tomo, and before that he was a Patent Agent with the boutique IPlaw firm of Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear.


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