As tradition goes . . . each year Wagenknecht IP Law Group has a Team Building Day with none other.
Establishing and Documenting Early Dates of Invention
March 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm$10.00
In the US, patent rights are granted to the first inventor to file a patent application. This race to the patent office provides an incentive to file patent applications as early as possible. However, filing before identifying the essential and critical elements of the invention can lead to refusal of the patent. Since patent applications by default will publish – even in instances where the patent is refused- the applicant may be refused a patent while simultaneously giving the competition a helping hand in developing the same invention!
When is an invention ready for patenting?
While there is no requirement that the inventor have a working prototype, the patent laws do require an inventor “possess” his or her invention before filing for a patent. In addition, the inventor must describe how to make and use the invention in the patent. Therefore, determining how much information is needed to “possess” the invention and how much information is needed to teach one how to make and use the invention is vital!
Establishing & Documenting Dates of Invention
We’d like to have you join us for this informative seminar on establishing and documenting dates of invention. During this exclusive 2-hour event, you’ll discover…
- Guidelines used by US patent examiners for determining the date of an invention
- When experimental results are required in a patent, the extent of testing needed, and when prophetic examples are sufficient
- What information is needed to protect sequence variants and analogs of compounds in the pharmaceutical and life science industries
- How to secure multiple dates of invention when experimentation is ongoing and as the technology expands