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Optimizing Patent Prosecution to Achieve Stronger, More Valuable Patents

Optimizing Patent Prosecution to Achieve Stronger, More Valuable Patents

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

About the Speakers


George Pappas

Senior IP Counsel

Volvo Cars

About Our Sponsor

For over a quarter-of-a-century, TechInsights has been a strategic patent and technology partner to the World’s most innovative companies, enabling Intellectual Property (IP), technology, and product development teams to make the best, fact-based IP and technology investment decisions.

In 2017, Chipworks merged with TechInsights to create a global leader in patent services and technology intelligence for advanced technology.  Their combined company gives them reverse engineering capabilities that set the standard for in-depth patent and technical analysis; and the largest database of archived technology intelligence in the World.

This Webinar Is Sponsored By:

George Pappas

Senior IP Counsel, Volvo Cars, Former Vice President of Qualcomm

George is the Senior Intellectual Property Counsel for Volvo Car Corporation where he is responsible for prosecution, IP licensing and IP litigation in the US. During twenty-five year career in IP Management, Strategy, Licensing and Patent law, he has been responsible for IP department mentoring and training activities at several multi-national tech firms, including at Qualcomm and Motorola where he previously held roles as VP of Patents and Senior Patent Counsel, respectively. George has substantial experience in the assertion of patents before various appeals bodies of national patent offices, both in the US and EU, and examination-relevant experience in the valuation and commercialization of patent portfolios. He has also been involved in the commercialization of patents and knowhow at universities and research centers, as well as the monetization of patent assets owned by small, medium and large size corporations worldwide. George has also advised government policy decision makers on IP and Innovation Law and contributed in the drafting of critical IP legislation in Europe

Patent strengthening is the term that refers to the process of achieving the greatest potential for value from a patent during the prosecution – before a patent is even granted.

Events along the way during patent prosecution create multiple windows of opportunity for a patent, and therefore a portfolio, to be strengthened. Of course, the converse is also true. Patent prosecution provides strategic opportunities, but at the same time merely pushing paper and returning service to a patent examiner without thoughtful consideration can spell disaster.

At a high level, there are four factors to consider:

  • Adoption of the innovation in the marketplace
  • Identifying additional innovations to pursue
  • Tuning applications to a company of interest
  • Abandoning applications with concerns to conserve resources

Join Gene Quinn, President and Founder of, President and Founder of, on Thursday, October 4, 2018, for a conversation about these factors and the importance of understanding the technology marketplace as a means to inform a savvier patent prosecution strategy. Joining Gene will be Martin Bijman, Director of IP Products at TechInsights.

In addition to your questions, this free webinar will also address gathering in-depth technical evidence, examples of the types of evidence that can be produced through technical analysis, and methods to apply that evidence during prosecution to strengthen patents.

Martin Bijman

Director of IP Products, TechInsights

Martin is the Director of IP Products for TechInsights where he is responsible for ensuring customers find and receive the highest value products and services from the firm’s intellectual property business units. TechInsights patent and technology analysts reveal the innovation others can’t inside advanced technology products, proving patent value and enabling business and technology leaders to make fact-based IP and technology investment decisions. Prior to joining TechInsights, Mr. Bijman worked at Chipworks for more than 10 years.

Martin Bijman

Director of IP Products,

TechInsights Founder, Top 300 IP Strategist

Gene Quinn is a US Patent Attorney, Editor and a leading commentator on patent law and innovation policy.  He is the Founder and Editor of, which he founded in 1999. Gene writes about patent law, patent and innovation policy, proposed legislation, rule making, software patents and more.  In 2014, Mr. Quinn was names one of the top 50 most influential people in IP by Managing IP Magazine.  And in both 2017 and 2018, he has been recognized by IAM Magazine as one of the top IP strategists in the world. Regarded as an expert on software patentability and U.S. patent procedure, Mr. Quinn regularly advises attorneys and clients on patent matters, litigation strategy and appeals.

Gene Quinn