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Patents and Strategic Inventing: The Corporate Inventor’s Guide to Creating Sustainable Competitive Advantage by Nicholas Nissing

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CHAPTER 13NOT ALL CLAIMS ARE CREATED EQUAL

The competitive landscape and related visualizations will give you great information about the relative magnitude of filings from competitors, technology providers, and even your own corporation. However, to make key decisions, you need to look closely at each patent and application that may affect your project. The information provided by the landscape primarily describes resource allocation, but it usually can’t provide much detailed information about specific claims because there are too many individual references to evaluate simultaneously. However, the landscape will help you identify key areas for detailed analysis, with an emphasis on deciding which patents actually matter and which can be ignored. ...

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