As a technology strategist, you also need to understand how to use patents effectively. This chapter discusses two important issues: the use of multiple patents to protect technology and the use of the legal system to enforce patents.
Picket Fences and Brackets
Although you might try to obtain a broad patent with strong claims to protect your invention, such patents are not always possible. As a result, you might want to apply for more than one patent to protect your new product or service. For example, if you run a biotechnology company that has invented a new drug, you might try to patent both the molecule itself and the process for producing it.
If you cannot get a single broad patent to protect your invention, then building ...