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This version updates the discussion of Inter Partes Review (IPRs) at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), improves some slides for clarity, and fixes some nits and typos.
The patent environment is constantly changing because of new laws, regulations, and court decisions. This updated presentation explains why most US patents are not worth much. The presentation takes into account recent changes while clarifying some of the major challenges in creating a valuable patent portfolio. The presentation goes on to outline the best practices that will often, but not always, overcome many potential roadblocks and impediments to creating patent value. This presentation is directed towards startups, inventors, investors, innovators, and C-level executives.
After explaining the difficulties of building a strong patent portfolio, Best Practices are discussed in some detail:
- Some Assumptions Underlying Best Practices
- How To Build Patent Value
- Searching Matters Because
- Keep the File Open at the Patent Office With A Continuation
- Avoid Prior Disclosure – The On-sale Bar
- File A Provisional Patent Application
- Consider Foreign Filings
- Work With A Registered Patent Attorney
Disclaimer: The content of this presentation shall not be construed under any circumstances, by implication or otherwise, as the giving of legal advice and/or the practice of law.