We're very proud to announce the launch of Patently Strategic, a podcast designed for inventors, founders, and IP professionals, covering the finer points, sharp edges, and nuances of patent strategy. Each monthly episode will feature a round-table style discussion amongst experts in the field of patenting.
Episode One: On-sale Bar
Patentability and Selling Your Invention
In our first episode, Dr. Ashley Sloat, President & Director of Patent Strategy here at Aurora leads a deep dive into the on-sale bar and the trapdoor-esque implications of selling your innovation before filing. Ashley is joined by an exceptionally great group of co-hosts, who combined, represent over 56 years of patenting experience.
**Spoiler alert**There are some very sneaky triggers – many types of activities that you might not traditionally think of as sales transactions that can trigger the bar and really jeopardize patentability.
Patently Strategic is available on all major podcasting directories, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts. We're also available on 12 other directories including Stitcher, iHeart Radio, and TuneIn, so you should be able to find us wherever you listen to podcasts.
Topic and guest participant requests
If you’re an agent or attorney and would like to be part of the discussion or an inventor with a topic you’d like to hear discussed, please reach out.
For the visual learners out there, we also like to make our presenter slides available for your reference. This particular deck includes great visuals highlighting key takeaways from on-sale bar related court rulings, as well as a breakdown of examples on what may and may not constitute offers for sale.