Tech Transfer Central

Protect University Innovations by Drafting High Quality Provisional Patent Applications

Format: On-Demand Video/Transcript, or DVD
Originally presented: Thursday, November 19, 2020
Price: $197
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Beware: Poorly drafted provisionals can be useless or even worse, they can be used against you!

According to the USPTO, nearly 170,000 provisional patent applications were filed in FY2019 — that’s about 466 provisional patent application filings each day. Provisional patent applications are often devalued and tossed off as a quick and easy way to protect an invention for a temporary period of time, with minimal effort spent in drafting this application. But this early misstep can result in highly consequential problems during examination of the non-provisional application later.

That’s why Tech Transfer Central’s Distance Learning Division has secured a pair of experts from the Baker Donelson Law Firm in to bring you this critical webinar:

Protect University Innovations by Drafting High Quality Provisional Patent Applications

Join us as we discuss best practices and expert tips for drafting a high-quality provisional patent application. Here’s a quick look at the topics we will cover:

  • Common mistakes and their impact on later filings
  • “Emergency” provisionals – when time is of the essence
  • Application Title and Abstract
  • Specifications
  • Drawings
  • Examples
  • Claims
  • Formalities after filing

Meet your presenters:

Paula Estrada de MartinPaula Estrada de Martin, PhD
Baker Donelson

Dr. Estrada de Martin focuses her practice on U.S. and foreign patent prosecution in the life science, biotechnology and plant fields, patent interferences, patent portfolio growth and management, patentability assessments, biosimilar assessments and strategy, non-infringement and invalidity opinions, IP due diligence, pre-suit investigation and litigation support for life sciences and plant matters. In addition, she represents small to mid-size businesses, educational institutions and nonprofits in intellectual property transactional and licensing matters.

Kevin N. DietzKevin N. Dietz, PhD
Patent Agent
Baker Donelson

Dr. Dietz concentrates his practice on U.S. patent prosecution for life science and biotechnology fields, patent portfolio management, and patentability assessment. Prior to joining Baker Donelson, Dr. Dietz was with the Office of Technology Management at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, where he focused on technology evaluation and marketing, patentability assessment, and patent portfolio management.

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