Inevitably scarce resources are better invested in deciding which [patent] applications are worth filing and seeking the broadest defensible claims for those that are chosen. Whether a patent can be obtained for less than, say, $10,000 is the wrong question. Whether a patent is worth having is the better question—particularly from the standpoint of prospective licensees.
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Thomas G. Field, Jr., "Technology Worth Patenting," RTI Tech Ventures (2004).
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This is a reprint of an article that originally appeared in the June 2004 issue of RTI Tech Ventures. It was also made available as Paper 16 in the Pierce Law Faculty Scholarship Series by NELLCO (nellco.org).