CALLING ALL SBIR/STTR GRANTEES
YOUR INTELLECTUAL PROPRERTY WEBINARS
"Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights" JUST FOR YOU!
For small businesses participating in the SBIR/STTR program, understanding Intellectual Property (IP) ‐ Patents, Trade Secrets, Trademarks, and Copyrights ‐ is necessary to protect your ideas, products and product names in today’s knowledge economy. These 90‐minute webinars have been designed specifically to address the most common IP issues facing small businesses funded by the SBIR/STTR program. They will cover all aspects of Intellectual Property protection as well as help you understand your IP Data Rights under the SBIR/STTR grant/contract.
Space is limited to 200 people per webinar! Register early!
Webinars will be offered at 1 P.M. Eastern
11/16 – Intermediate / Advanced US Patent Practice for the SBIR-STTR Stakeholders led by Oleg Asanbayev (Patent Examiner - USPTO)
You have a new technology and you wish to prepare a patent
application for filing in the U.S. What should you expect next? In this module,
you will learn the importance of freedom to operate, the critical nature of an
effective filing date, and the difference between actual reduction to practice
and a constructive reduction to practice under the America Invents Act (AIA).
We shall explore in greater depth the issue of the time period for filing a
patent application, introduced in the Basic U.S. Patent Practice, including
what constitutes public disclosure of your invention and how your own invention
can become “prior art” against you in the age of the Internet. A patent
application filed for examination before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
(USPTO) must meet certain statutory requirements for patentability, namely,
Utility (35 USC 101), Novelty (35 USC 102), and Nonobviousness (35 USC 103). We
will touch on the recent development related to patent eligible subject matter,
specifically focusing on the two-part analysis for abstract ideas used by
examiners in light of the Alice Corp decision. In the US, an inventor is
allowed one utility patent per invention so the importance of statutory and
obviousness double patenting will be discussed, as well as the strategic filing
of continuation, divisional, continuation-in-part, and reissue patent applications.
Finally, we shall outline what to expect from the USPTO after filing a
nonprovisional and/or provisional applications, including how to handle initial
refusals as well as the appeals process from a final refusal, as well as
information about the USPTO Patents Ombudsman resource. This module will
highlight the examination and appeals process to better assist you in
understanding the mechanics of the patent procurement process and end with a
brief discussion of commercialization of patents and common obstacles.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 1:00 PM - 2:30 PMEastern Time
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