• TechInsights TIPS

    Technology and Intellectual Property Seminars from TechInsights

  • Compliment your patent knowledge with our technical expertise

    Technology and Intellectual Property Seminars (TIPS) is a lunch and learn series, designed for law firms, to increase awareness of different facets of patent management, assertion, and defense from a technology perspective.

    You know patents from
    a legal perspective

    We know them from
    a technology perspective

    A winning partnership
    for your high-tech clients

    Available TIPS presentations

    TechInsights has prepared a number of educational programs that can be delivered via webinar when it is most convenient for your organization. Each program includes approximately 30 presentation minutes, and 30 minutes of Q&A with one of our technology IP experts.

    TIPS presentations that are currently offered are described below. TechInsights will update this information as new presentation packages are available. Feel free to contact us any time with any questions, comments or suggestions.

    TIPS presentations are a value-add, no-cost service offered by TechInsights.
    Our current selection of TIPS presentations includes:

    Automotive Patents - Owners, Technologies, and Investigating for EOU

    The automotive industry is facing disruption from new market entrants, emerging mobility business models and changing consumer attitudes about car ownership. The future of mobility is evolving, and the automobile is becoming a much more complex system.

    ADAS and safety-related features are proliferating in response to government regulation and new vehicle safety rating programs like Euro NCAP. Consumer demand for superior connected user experiences in their cars is driving development of sophisticated infotainment systems, enhanced human-machine interfaces, and data connectivity. Autonomous vehicles will require advanced perception technologies, including radar, lidar, cameras, and AI processors. Government policies promoting alternative fuel vehicles are stimulating innovation in energy storage technologies, such as battery cell structures, fuel cells, and new materials.

    New technology brings new patents, and in this relatively untested market, it remains to be seen whether auto-tech will experience its own smartphone-style patent wars, or if lessons learned there will translate into enhanced protection through partnerships and savvier prosecution and patent assertion programs.

    We have developed this program to provide an overview of technology-based patenting strategies in the modern automotive market.

    • Understand the landscape: players, products and patents
    • Learn where to find evidence: semiconductor, sensors, electronic, and software
    • Learn to quickly find patents of value that read on this evidence

    This presentation will provide examples of information and strategies to prepare for the upcoming acceleration of automotive IP management and monetization.


    Black Box Reveal - Investigating Patented Technology in Challenging Product Areas

    "Black box reveal" is the term we use to refer to “the hard stuff” – technology that, for one reason or another, is difficult to analyze for evidence of use. These can be devices that are physically impossible to re-create, virtual environments, devices located in remote or impossible to access locations, encrypted devices, etc. Some sample use cases include:

    • Determining the unlock code for a cell phone
    • Testing the process flow in a manufacturing environment
    • Identifying the chemicals used in the creation of a semiconductor chip
    • Determining structures and operation of a sea of gates
    • Testing location-specific products
    • Finding software innovations in embedded applications
    • Determining implementations of features in the cloud

    Because of the complexity that can be involved in a black box reveal, the key deciding factors often cost, time, and likelihood of success. Generally speaking, if a thing can be built, it can be un-built (reverse engineered); what can determine if it should be is the potential benefit of the black box reveal to the current business need.

    This program will address:

    • Some of the different use cases where black box investigation may be required
    • Defining the price point at which black box reveal moves from “difficult” to “unfeasible” for an organization

    TechInsights Webinar TIPS Series
    Finding Evidence of Use in Technology - the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
    On-Demand Webinar Recording


    Using Technical Evidence to Strengthen Patents

    Patent Strengthening is a term we use to describe the different methods that can be applied during the prosecution to both maximize the usefulness of a patent once it grants, and to ensure your time and money are focused on your most valuable assets.

    At a high level, there are four opportunities for patent strengthening:

    • Identifying potential use of the invention in commercial products
    • Determining market adoption
    • Identifying continuation opportunities, and tuning their claims to commercial products
    • Abandoning less valuable applications

    Applying these practices in an advanced technology environment requires not only an in-depth understanding of the technology being described in the application, but the ability to pair that understanding with irrefutable, factual evidence.

    This program includes discussion on when to gather in-depth technical evidence, examples of the types of evidence that can be produced through technical analysis, and methods to apply that evidence during prosecution to strengthen patents.