Tuesday, August 12, 2014

August 28: Webcast - Provisionally Patented: The Strategic Use of Effective Provisional Applications

U.S. provisional patent applications have very few formal requirements. Accordingly, they can be an effective tool used by inventors, businesses, and their patent attorneys to quickly obtain an early filing date at little cost, which can be particularly useful with the current first-to-file system under the America Invents Act. But although provisionals are subject to few requirements of form, to have any value they still must satisfy the same legal disclosure requirements of nonprovisional applications. An effectual provisional application filing strategy should therefore find the right balance of speed and efficiency without sacrificing quality of disclosure.
Our webinar will cover these topics as they relate to provisional applications:

  • Their purpose
  • The requirements
  • Pros and cons of filing provisional applications
  • Practical considerations for filing
  • Strategies for using provisional applications to build a patent portfolio.

Title: 
Provisionally Patented: The Strategic Use of Effective Provisional Applications
When/Where: 
August 28, 2014
9:00 am PDT / 10:00 am MDT / 11:00 am CDT / 12:00 noon EDT.
Live webcast; registration required.
Speaker: 
Fitch Even attorneys Michael J. Krautner and Conor S. Hunt
Presented by: 
Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP
Credit: 
1 hr CLE CA/IL/NE; Other states may also reward credit upon attendee request.
Cost: 
Free. Registration required.