This case study is about IP services provided to a client in the domain of cloud telephony. Specifically, the cloud telephony company developed an innovative technology product and this case study provides a reference for patent attorneys and intellectual property law firms worldwide.
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Cloud Telephony Product – Innovative Technology
The innovative technology product is aimed at offering cloud telephony solutions to users for performing secure transactions via mobile devices.
Task – IP Protection
Client wanted to protect overall intellectual property (IP) associated with the innovative product, including the technology powering the product, corresponding product and / or service embodiments, and related aspects of intellectual property rights (IPR).
Patent Portfolio – Creation and Development
The first step executed was to create a patent portfolio by drafting and filing multiple patent applications covering different embodiments of the innovative product. The aim of creating patent portfolio was to add value to the company’s intangible assets by developing the patent portfolio into an asset with global execution potential by way of patent licensing and patent assignment.
The patent portfolio included patent applications having claims protecting broad level scope to cover overall technology and corresponding aspects embodied over the wireless network. For example, the parent patent application claimed features to connect users of the product in a secure environment.
Patent Filing vs. Product Launch
Considering the fact that the innovative technology could be applied across multiple industry sectors, parent patent application was filed well ahead of the product launch date and subsequent patent applications were filed in a timely manner in-sync with the subsequent versions and features of the technology product.
An accelerated patent strategy was formulated for the client with a view to achieve timely and enforceable patent protection across multiple jurisdictions based on the business interests of the client. Consequently, a strong patent portfolio was created and developed across different countries by way of international patent filings (PCT International Phase Patent Filing, PCT National Phase Patent Filing, Paris Convention). By taking advantage of the patent cooperation treaty (PCT) as per the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organisation), patent filing procedure across different patent offices was streamlined by bringing together a strong network of international patent attorneys to work on the project.
Brand Protection – Trademark Registrations
In addition to patent protection, multiple brands associated with the product were protected by filing applications for domestic and international trademark trademark registrations. International brand protection was achieved by way of Madrid system, which includes Madrid Protocol, which is related to Madrid Agreement, an international treaty to facilitate international registration of trademarks and management of trademark applications.
Therefore, as may be seen, different aspects of intellectual property rights can be protected by collectively filing multiple patent and trademark applications, both domestically and internationally.
Rahul Dev, Partner at the law firm of Tech Corp Legal LLP, is a patent attorney and international technology business lawyer. Dev’s corporate law practice is aimed at integrating patents, technology laws, intellectual property rights, regulatory and security laws to provide services to Tech companies.
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