There are a variety of reasons why issued patents can be of questionable value. Mistakes made during preparation and prosecution of the patent are among the main reasons an otherwise commercially successful technology can produce a portfolio of low value, or even worthless patents.
Obtaining a patent that will hold up to challenge when the patent owner seeks to use that patent, whether through litigation enforcement or a licensing program, requires thoughtful consideration from the earliest stages. Of course, today many clients are demanding more for less compensation, which only makes the job of the patent practitioner all the more difficult, and mistakes all the more likely.
Join Gene Quinn, patent attorney and publisher of IPWatchdog.com, on Thursday, February 8, 2018, at 12pm ET, for a discussion on patent prosecution strategy. Joining Gene will be Russ Slifer, former Deputy Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and current partner with Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, and Bernie Tomsa, a patent attorney and shareholder with Brooks Kushman.
In addition to taking as many questions as possible from the audience, this webinar will specifically address:
- The pros and cons of having a Background (101 vs. 103)
- Prosecution history disclaimer vs. Prosecution history estoppel
- Carefully considering claim terms and infringers
- Fixing problems before and after allowance
- When should you be willing to take a case to appeal?
- Portfolio building techniques: Identifying valuable claims to add
Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 12pm ET
Webinar Sponsored by Anaqua.