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Q&A: Tim Markison, Garlick & Markison: How to get your patent strategy right for IoT technologies

November 06, 2019 / James Bourne

Many factors have to be taken into account when getting your startup idea off the ground. You have to get the right people in, work out the culture of your company, get the business model just right. Yet if your idea is unique, you want to make sure you have proof of it. Tim Markison (left), co-founder of intellectual property law firm Garlick & Markison (G&M), has spent the best part of 30 years focusing on patent law, with a specialism in wireless telecommunications and semiconductors. For startups looking to leverage Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, therefore, his advice may well be worth heeding. Ahead of his speaking appearance at the IoT Tech Expo North America event in San Francisco on November 13-14, IoT News caught up with Markison to discuss the changes in the telecoms industry, advice for companies looking to get ahead, and why some things always stay the same.