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 IPWatchdog.com, President and Founder of IPWatchdog.com, 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 George Pappas, Senior IP Counsel for Volvo Cars and former Vice President at Qualcomm, and Martin Bijman, Director of IP Products at TechInsights.
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