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Patent Prosecution Strategies for Building a Strong Patent Portfolio

Patents have been and continue to be an important asset for all innovators. Unfortunately, however, a patent is not an asset that typically possesses flexibility and adaptability.

Even after the original disclosure is filed there are a number of strategic choices that remain available throughout the lifecycle of patent prosecution. These choices can greatly influence the organic growth of a formidable patent portfolio from the ground up. Of course, there are landmines and pitfalls along the way that can significantly undercut any particular patent, as well as an entire patent family.

Join Gene Quinn, patent attorney and founder of, for a free webinar discussion about patent prosecution strategies. This webinar will take a look at patent strength and value from three different perspectives; namely the perspective of a patent litigator, the perspective of a monetization expert, and the perspective of a patent prosecutor.

Joining Gene will be Bob Stoll, Former Commissioner for Patents and a Partner with Drinker Biddle, Meredith Addy, a patent litigator and appellate attorney with Tabet DiVito & Rothstein, and Mike McLean, senior Vice President of IP services at TechInsights.

Among other things, this webinar will discuss:

1.  The good, bad and ugly of patent prosecution as seen by patent litigators with respect to the patents they litigate.

2.  The good, bad and ugly of patent prosecution with respect to patent licensing, patent portfolio management, and IP monetization.

3.  Patent prosecution strategies to address the good, bad and ugly.

4.  Drafting patent claims with assertion in mind, as well as the potential problems associated with seeking overly broad claims.

5.  Comparing and contrasting best practices for breakthrough innovations versus incremental improvements.

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Creating a patent prosecution strategy to address the good, bad 

This webinar previously aired  on April 12th, 2018

About the Speakers Founder and Webinar Moderator

Gene is a patent attorney and a leading commentator on patent law and innovation policy. He is the Founder and Editor of, which he started in 1999. has been recognized multiple times by the American Bar Association as a top 100 legal blog.  Gene is regarded as an expert on software patentability and U.S. patent procedure.

Gene Quinn 


Bob Stoll

Former Commissioner for Patents Partner, Drinker Biddle

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.

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Meredith Addy

Patent Litigator and Appellate Attorney, Tabet DiVito & Rothstein

Meredith is a deeply experienced intellectual property litigator who specializes in cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and at the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board. She has led 30 federal district court cases and more than 40 appeals to the Federal Circuit. Addy is a member of the Federal Circuit Bar Association's board of directors and was a member of the Federal Circuit's Advisory Council for many years.  Because of her knowledge of patent litigation and the Federal Circuit, she has testified before Congress on the state of the Federal Circuit and patent appeals.

Bob Stoll

Former Commissioner for Patents, Partner, Drinker Biddle

Bob has more than 30 years of experience in intellectual property prosecution and a thorough understanding of both foreign and domestic intellectual property laws thanks to his prior experience with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He is co-chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group.

Bob retired from the USPTO as Commissioner for Patents at the end of 2011 after a distinguished 34-year government career. He was instrumental in the passage of landmark patent legislation, the America Invents Act, and lauded for his efforts to reduce patent pendency and improve patent quality. Having risen from the rank of examiner to lead the 8,000-employee organization, Bob has spent his career improving the intellectual property system. He focused on educating the public, applicants, corporations and foreign governments on the critical role intellectual property has in economic growth and job creation and stressed the importance of a comprehensive understanding of the complex intellectual property laws to best use the system to protect an invention.

Building a Strong Patent Portfolio

and ugly seen by patent litigators and monetization experts. 

Mike McLean

Senior Vice President, IP Services, TechInsights

Mike is a recognized leader in the IP and patent strategy market. He is sought after for his ability to assess complex situations and apply technical intelligence to ensure fact-based IP decisions related to patent licensing, patent portfolio management and IP monetization. Mike works closely with the technology practices of major law firms, the in-house corporate counsel teams of key technology companies and external licensing agencies where he helps develop, support and execute high-return patent strategies.

As senior vice president, IP Services, Mike leads a group of patent professionals who help technology innovators prove patent value so they can make the most informed, fact based decisions possible and maximize the returns on their investments. Key to this effort is a lifecycle-based approach to the protection, management and utilization of patent rights.


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