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Published Articles

"Patent Infringement: It's More Common than You Think" (IndustryWeek, August 2012) - Kathlene Ingham, GPC's Director of Licensing, describes the many different types of patent infringement and what patent owners can do to defend their patent rights against infringers.

"Patents, Patent Rights and Patent Ownership" (Power Electronics Technology, May 2011) - Who owns a patent developed by an employee? David Gulko, Associate Counsel at GPC, describes different scenarios that frequently occur in business, and discusses the factors that affect patent ownership.

"Do Not Overlook Your Business' Intellectual Assets" (WasteAdvantage Magazine, June 2011) - Alec Schibanoff, GPC's Vice President of Marketing, explains the important differences between patents and trade secrets, and why it's of vital importance to protect your intellectual property.

"Patent Basics" (Adhesives & Sealants Industry, June 1, 2011) - This article by Richard Ehrlickman, GPC's Vice President of Intellectual Property and Licensing, answers many inventor questions about patents - including when it's best to get a patent instead of keeping a trade secret, what rights a patent gives its owner and how to deal with patent enforcement.

"Royalty Treatment - The Patent Circuit: From Application to Enforcement" (Circuits Assembly, June 30, 2011) - GPC's Director of Licensing, Kathlene Ingham, provides a guide to patents, discusses how to enforce them, and explains how they help protect a business' competitive edge.

"Expert Assessment: Don't Overlook the Marketing Value of Your Company's IP, Part II" (Marketing News Exclusives, February 3, 2011) - The second part of this two-part article series by GPC's Alec Schibanoff explains how to use patents, patent applications and even patent infringement litigation as public relations tools. (PDF file)

"Expert Assessment: Don't Overlook the Marketing Value of Your Company's IP, Part I" (Marketing News Exclusives, January 20, 2011), by Alec Schibanoff, GPC's Vice President of Marketing, discusses how to use your patents to give your company a competitive edge. (PDF file)

In "Patents: 10 things engineers should know" (Control Engineering, November 29, 2010), Richard Ehrlickman, GPC's Vice President of Intellectual Property and Licensing, presents ten basic but vitally important pieces of advice for engineers who wish to patent their invention.

"Patent Basics for Design Engineers" (Design News, September 29, 2010), by GPC's Director of Licensing Kathlene Ingham, explains not just patents but also the difference between patents and other forms of intellectual property such as trademarks, brands, product names and product designs.

"Assertive Licensing Boosts the Value of Dormant Patents" by Alexander Poltorak, published in the May 2010 issue of The Licensing Journal. Click to view a PDF file of the article.

"Patent reform misses the mark" by Alexander Poltorak. Op-ed in the Washington Times, May 25, 2010.

"Patent Enforcement: What to do and what not to do" by Alexander Poltorak, published online by IndustryWeek, April 14, 2010. (Or download the article in PDF form)

"Intellectual property protection extends beyond patents" by Alexander Poltorak, published on Energy Digital's blog, April 9, 2010.

"Thar’s Gold in Them Thar Patents" by Alexander Poltorak, published in University Business, October 2009.

“Who Needs Patents” by Alexander Poltorak, published in Patent Strategy & Management, March 2009.

"First-to-File vs. First-to-Invent" by Alexander Poltorak, published in IP Today, April 2008. (PDF file)

"US Can't Afford to Mar Innovation" by Alexander Poltorak, published in the Christian Science Monitor, January 28, 2008 - Proposed patent reforms mean less protection for the underdog.

"First-to-File vs. First-to-Invent" from Wealth of Ideas newsletter, October 2007 - explains an important proposed change to the US patent system and the potential damage it could do to individual inventors and small companies.

"Supreme Court Chooses the Middle Ground in the eBay Case" by Alexander Poltorak, published in Patent Strategy & Management, July 2006.

Alexander Poltorak contributed a chapter, "On Patent Trolls and Other Myths" to Making Innovation Pay: People Who Turn IP Into Shareholder Value. Ed. B. Berman (John Wiley & Sons Publishers, Inc., 2006).

“On ‘Patent Trolls’ and Injunctive Relief” by Alexander Poltorak. Originally published in Patent Strategy & Management, v.6, No. 12, May 2006.

Industrywide Patent Enforcement Strategies, Patent Strategy & Management, November 2005 - Part 2 of a 2-part series

Industrywide Patent Enforcement Strategies, Patent Strategy & Management, October 2005 - Part 1 of a 2-part series

"What You Need to Know about Patents and Their Value" MIT's Technology Review, April 2005 - Amidst rapid technological change, patents have suddenly become the hot ticket in town. By Alexander Poltorak.

"A 'Real-World' Risk-Adjusted Patent Valuation Model" Patent Strategy & Management, November 2004 (PDF)

"Valuing Individual Patents Comprising a Portfolio" Patent Strategy & Management, October 2003 (PDF)

"Valuing Patents as Market Monopolies" Patent Strategy & Management, September 2003 (PDF)

"Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Intellectual Property but Couldn't Afford to Ask" American Venture magazine, July/August 2003: The basics of intellectual property protection, and a profile of our most successful inventor client. (PDF file)

"Are Patents Bad for the Economy?", New York Business Focus, August 2002 (PDF)

“Introducing Litigation Risk Analysis” by Alexander Poltorak and Paul Lerner(Managing Intellectual Property, May 2001) (PDF)

“Patent Enforcement: To Sue or Not to Sue?” by Alexander Poltorak (Inventors’ Digest, November/December 2000 and January/February 2001).

"Grain, Grain, Go Away" from the February/March 2000 issue of IP Worldwide (PDF)

"Corporate Officers and Directors Can Be Liable for Mismanaging Intellectual Property", Patent Strategy & Management, May and June 2000 issues. (PDF)