What to Do If You Are Sued for Patent Infringement

I’m Andy Berks, patent attorney. I’m going to talk briefly today about what to do if you get sued for patent infringement. This is something that could happen to anyone working in any kind of product development or manufacturing, or even developing apps for computers,...

The Value of Patents

I’m Andy Berks, patent attorney and scientist. I’m going to talk today briefly on the value of patents. Many people have a vague idea that patents are valuable and protect the intellectual property of inventors. This is true, and I’m going to explain exactly why in...

Prior Art Searches in Patents — Why Do You Need Them?

I’m Andy Berks, patent attorney and innovation enthusiast. Today I’m going to tell you why you should get a prior art search if you’ve made an invention and are thinking of filing a patent application. A key feature of patents is they only protect...
How Misaligned Incentives Are Now Killing Us

How Misaligned Incentives Are Now Killing Us

Facts matter. Policies matter. And thanks to the current coronavirus pandemic the world is learning first hand why the path chosen by the Supreme Court to shut down medical diagnostics in America was a mistake of epic proportions. By Andrew Berks & Gene Quinn |...