Professor Jacob Sherkow was quoted in a Labiotech.eu article on how startup companies can protect their intellectual property.
“If you’re a platform company, you need to occupy the space,” he said. “You differentiate yourself by demonstrating the breadth of your technology and the expansiveness of your creativity” in finding different applications.
Moving from broad to narrow leaves the door open for building on a patent, says Sherkow. That approach is important for additional protection, and may even be worth some restraint on the first patent. “It’s really tough to iterate on your invention with improvements going forward if you’ve already disclosed everything that you knew,” Sherkow added.
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