Sleuthing Your Way to Stronger Patents
You have an idea and you’d like to protect it. But can you? Is it novel? Non-obvious? Would you eventually be able to license or enforce your patent down the road? Who else is competing in this area and where’s the whitespace? If you get the patent, can you freely produce and sell the idea, without the costly risk of infringement litigation?
So many big questions, with so much influence on business outcomes. The quest for the answers is far from elementary, but with the right detective, these aren't mysteries that have to remain unsolved until it's too late. In this month's episode, Shelley Couturier, Patent Strategist, Search Specialist, and Chief Sleuth here at Aurora, leads a discussion along with our all star patent panel into the low cost, high return world of patent searching. The domain is complex, but the efforts have one of the highest possible ROIs of anything you can do, especially in the early stages of your patent journey. With some practical guidance and a little help, patent searching will save you significant time, money, and effort in the long run, all while yielding a much stronger patent overall.
Shelley is joined today by an exceptional group of IP experts including:
Ashley Sloat - President & Director of Patent Strategy at Aurora Consulting
David Cohen - Principal at Cohen Sciences
Amy Fiene - Patent attorney at Vancott and adjunct professor at BYU
In this episode, Shelley shares:
Why inventors and companies should have a professional search conducted
Offensive and defensive search strategies for companies both big and small
Patent search types and when they apply
Strategies and tips learned over a decade of searching
A guided sample invalidity search walkthrough
This presentation explores the types of prior art patent searches including:
novelty and non-obviousness
validity and invalidity
state of the art
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