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Preserving IP Rights with Provisional Patent Applications

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Unlock Strategic Insights at Our Provisional Patent Applications Seminar

Join our exclusive seminar to gain unparalleled insights into the strategic use of provisional patent applications. Discover how to leverage provisional applications to optimize both U.S. and non-U.S. patent filing systems. Learn the impact of well-written versus poorly-written provisionals on the quality and value of issued patents, through in-depth case studies involving foreign inventors, universities, start-ups, and large companies.

Key Topics Covered:

  • Pros and Cons of Including Claims in Provisional Patent Applications: Understand the advantages and disadvantages of incorporating claims in your provisional applications to enhance patent strength.
  • Patent-Pending Marking: Learn how products related to provisional patent applications can be marked as “patent pending” to protect your innovations.
  • Review of Provisional Applications: Explore when and where provisional patent applications can be reviewed to ensure comprehensive protection.
  • Preserving Priority When the Sole Inventor Passes Away: Discover how to maintain priority from provisional applications even if the sole inventor dies before the one-year term elapses.
  • Significance of Multiple Provisional Claims: Analyze whether claiming priority to more than one provisional application signals strength or weakness.
  • Disclaiming Priority: Evaluate the merits and drawbacks of disclaiming priority from a provisional patent application.
  • Non-U.S. Patent Eligibility: Find out if non-U.S. patent applications can receive priority dates from a U.S. provisional patent application.
  • Timeline for Filing Non-Provisional Applications: Understand how weekends and holidays affect the timeline for filing non-provisional patent applications that claim priority to provisionals.
  • Threats to Issued Patents: Identify circumstances under which an issued patent could be invalidated due to deficiencies in its provisional application.
  • Securing Licensing Agreements: Assess how having a provisional patent application can increase the likelihood of securing licensing agreements.

Course Leaders:

Dale S. Lazar, Partner, DLA Piper Dale specializes in patenting electronic technology, computer hardware and software, and litigating patents and copyrights. He also drafts licenses and prepares software-related agreements, offering extensive expertise in electronic and computer-related patents and copyrights.

Timothy Lohse, Partner, DLA Piper Timothy excels in patent preparation and prosecution in software, mechanical, electromechanical, and electrical technologies. His expertise spans microprocessor branch prediction, database systems, aerospace flight electronics, medical devices, and more. Timothy is also experienced in patent re-examinations.

Course Length: Approx. 2.0 hours
Cost: $345.00 per user

Enhance your understanding of provisional patent applications and secure your intellectual property rights effectively. Register now to reserve your spot in this invaluable seminar.

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