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 Anaqua as Gene Quinn, patent attorney and publisher of IPWatchdog.com, moderates a panel discussion on patent prosecution strategy, with featured panelists, Bernie Tomsa, patent attorney and shareholder with Brooks Kushman and Russ Slifer, former Deputy Director of the USPTO and now Principal at Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
Topics discussed include:
- 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.
- Portfolio building techniques: Identifying valuable claims to add.
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