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Patent Prosecution Cost-Saving Strategies: Increase Your TTO’s Filings Without Increasing Your Budget

Format: On-Demand Video, DVD, or PDF Transcript
Originally presented: March 21, 2012

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Patent prosecution costs are at the very top of your TTO’s expense list, yet this huge percentage of your annual budget may seem largely outside your control.

Not so, say two IP attorneys who’ve worked extensively with university tech transfer offices. And that means you have a big opportunity to attack these costs and free up dollars for additional patent applications.  Charles L. Leeck and Keith Heidmann, members of Quarles and Brady’s Intellectual Property Practice Group, are ready to reveal the secrets to slashing patent prosecution costs based on their years of experience working closely with and advising TTOs worldwide. Join them for this distance learning program that promises a huge return on your modest enrollment fee:

Patent Prosecution Cost-Saving Strategies:
Increase Your TTO’s Filings Without Increasing Your Budget

This 90-minute program is filled with practical, how-to advice from two experienced patent prosecutors whose practices specifically focus on the needs and concerns of TTOs. You’ll come away with creative strategies you can adopt for immediate bottom-line benefits, significantly reducing your legal bills while improving the number and overall quality of your patent filings.

This important program will span the entire patent process with a singular focus on getting more out of your legal team, spending less, and enhancing patent quality even as billings decline:

  • Disclosure Evaluation: Strategies for distinguishing what TTOs can patent from what TTOs should patent to avoid unnecessary filing costs
  • Strategies for increasing the probability of successful licensing at the disclosure stage
  • Proven tips for TTOs to reduce patent preparation costs
  • Working with researchers to enhance disclosures and claims construction
  • Reducing unnecessary paperwork and associated attorney costs
  • Structuring patent prosecution: Practical strategies for TTOs and licensees to increase the efficiency of prosecution, while reducing the cost and staff burden
  • Cost-effective strategies for dealing with the added prosecution burden brought about by the America Invents Act

Your Expert Faculty:

Charles L. Leeck, PhD, JD, is a member of Quarles and Brady’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. Dr. Leeck’s practice focuses on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the biochemical, pharmaceutical and chemical arts in the U.S. and abroad, counseling and preparing opinions in patent matters, and performing intellectual property evaluations, audits and due diligence reviews.



Keith Heidmann, JD, practices in the Quarles and Brady’s Intellectual Property Group. Mr. Heidmann’s practice focuses on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the chemical, biotechnology and mechanical arts, as well as on drafting agreements for the licensing of all types of intellectual property.

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