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How to Identify Inventions

Jeffrey Schox, Schox Patent Group

Attorney Jeffrey Schox, who specializes in patent law for startups, shares two methods for determining when a business should apply for a patent: by rewarding engineers within a company who self-report and file themselves, or by a more top-down approach where chief executives are invited to first identify what’s most important to the company, what’s the budget, and then decide what to patent.