Patent Ready(r) by Patent Introductions, Inc. aims to help organizations navigate in the world of patents. Recognizing that patents are multi-disciplinary, this book starts from the point of view of the company, and uses plain language, tables, and custom diagrams to concisely integrate the viewpoints of diverse stakeholders in an organization, so as to enable them to have the right patent conversations. Patent Ready(r) describes patent systems of countries, and how they create patent business risks and opportunities. For new product planning, it also shows which components of a Business Analysis Review can be affected. It then presents basic patent strategies for mitigating the risks that a new product may: i) infringe ather's patent, and ii) eventually be copied, and thus t achieve its possible eventual differentiation, market share, and pricing power in the very long term. This way, managers can better support these patent strategies in their company, for driving durable, patent-related outcomes. Patent Ready(r) continues with more in-depth instruction for engineers and scientists to execute the basic patent strategies. Detailed information about patents, situations, and searches better prepares the reader at the front line of product development to timely identify scenarios of patent business risks and opportunities, and thus create more advantageous positions for their company.
Mr. Gregory T. Kavounas has been a US patent attorney for over 20 years. While working in law firms he procured patents in numerous technologies for his clients, and published articles on how patents could be written more effectively. While working in-house for various companies, he managed all patent aspects, plus he studied the organizational dynamics of how inventions become patent value. He has also published articles on how Senior Management could affect these dynamics for pursuing different patent strategies. Mr. Kavounas holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from California Institute of Technology, a Master of Science degree and an Engineer degree in Electrical Engineering (Electrophysics-Optics) from University of Southern California, a Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School (LA), and an Executive MBA from Seattle University. Mr. Kavounas is a Senior Member of IEEE, and he worked as an engineer before becoming a patent attorney.