Companies often participate in brainstorming sessions. They recognize that through such a process, great inventions are developed and evolve. In a commercial marketplace in which a company gains rights to an invention through employment or contractual agreements, this means to promote and gain new approaches for solving difficult problems is highly accepted, as everyone is working toward a common goal and for a common entity.
In light of the coronavirus pandemic, we continue to monitor the status of U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) operations to determine how any changes will affect our cases.
The government’s implied social contract is that it will, first and foremost, take care of its citizens. So, as the U.S. and the world in general strive to resolve the coronavirus crisis, governments around the globe are motivating their citizens to offer solutions.
Government contractors must proactively negotiate rights among co-collaborators prior to beginning the collaborative process and recognize that the government’s interest in the collaborative workplace may not be aligned with that of each collaborator.
Congratulations to Martensen IP client CENTRL for acquiring two important patents for its privacy management and third-party risk platform. The company is a new venture for Sanjeev Dheer, who previously founded, grew and sold a company called CashEdge, Inc.