Why patent strategy MUST be rooted in economics

Just in case it has slipped your mind: Patent strategy must always be rooted in economics. I’d love to share Prof. Dr. Alexander J. Wurzer’s recent IP Management Nugget, which is a great reminder that a smart patenting approach requires identifying the...

Digital patent infringement w/ Thomas Gniadek

Is it really so difficult to enforce digital patents? I sat down with my patent litigator friend Thomas Gniadek and learned a lot about digital patent infringement. Thomas shared several first-hand tips for how to prove that a software patent is infringed. Topics we...
Can an AI be an inventor?

Can an AI be an inventor?

Or is the real question: Should an AI be an inventor? Maiwald’s Simon Lud argues that artificial intelligence systems should be granted legal personality. I’m leaning towards a different approach: I very much enjoyed Beat Weibel’s pragmatic point of...

Software patent without a device as carrier?

This question comes up frequently at manufacturing companies when they tap into machine learning and digitalization. The good news is: In Europe you can patent just the software part without a physical carrier, as I explain in my latest #askbastian video on YouTube....
No patents for computer games? Look closely!

No patents for computer games? Look closely!

Did you know that Clash of Clans and Hay Day generated €2 million in revenue a day in 2013 for Finnish mobile game development company Supercell? And would you have thought that Supercell has 180+ published patent documents? I’ve looked through some of them in...