If there were a guidebook we could hand to inventors on the first day following the conception of their idea, this episode would be it.
When is it safe to talk about or sell your invention? How do you hedge against invalidation and rejection from competitor IP? How do you ensure you actually own your invention?
In this month’s episode, Dr. Ashley Sloat, President and Director of Patent Strategy at Aurora, leads a discussion along with our all star patent panel, exploring the most common patenting missteps taken by inventors and startups. The focus largely centers around three key areas:
Disclosure. Publicly disclosing your invention before you have filed a patent application.
Search. Not searching to see if your invention or something similar already exists commercially or in publicly available resources.
Ownership. Not carefully contracting with outside vendors and employees to make sure you own your invention.
The group highlights best practices for not making the mistakes in the first place and explores available remedial options should you already be in need of a rescue line.
Ashley is also joined today by our always exceptional group of IP experts including:
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