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Strategies for Drafting and Converting Provisional Patents

A Two-Session Distance Learning Collection
Format: On-Demand Video/Transcript, or DVD

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Price: $277
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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 conversion (non-provisional) application later.

That’s why our Distance Learning Division has created this practical distance learning program. Strategies for Drafting and Converting Provisional Patents features two expert-led sessions that provide a detailed roadmap for drafting a solid provisional, along with critical guidance on assessing those provisionals and determining whether to invest in conversion.

Strategies for Drafting and Converting Provisional Patents

Order Strategies for Drafting and Converting Provisional Patents today for just $277 (more than $100 off these programs priced separately) and you will receive the digital package – shareable on-demand video and transcripts — along with all program materials prepared by our expert panelists. (DVD is available for an additional fee.)

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Here are some brief details of each program in the collection – click on the titles for more in-depth program and faculty details:

Protect University Innovations by Drafting High Quality Provisional Patent Applications

This 90-minute session, led by an expert legal team from Baker Donelson, will discuss drafting best practices for provisional patent applications, their benefits and limitations, including:

  • 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

Best Practices for Performing Provisional Patent Conversion Evaluations

This one-hour program, featuring Rakhi Gibbons, Associate Director for Biomedical & Life Sciences Licensing at Tech Launch Arizona, will focus on what factors TTOs should consider in making their patent conversion decisions, and how to arrive at a solid determination among competing priorities and issues – budget, faculty pressure, competition, IP and development risks, licensee interest, and more: 

  • Conversion options and timelines
  • Pros and cons of each option
  • Market assessment and business intelligence considerations
  • Strength of IP and risk of legal challenge
  • Faculty relations issues
  • Cost considerations: who pays, how much and when, and how to save budget dollars
  • Reimbursement options for start-ups
  • National Stage filing decisions – where to file, expenses, managing expectations
  • Foreign filing options and costs
  • Assessment process and criteria
  • Making the close calls

To make this outstanding collection most useful to you and your organization, with your purchase you receive:

  • On-Demand Video access to all programs
  • Transcripts to all programs
  • Access to all of the original program materials including slideshows and handouts for attendees
  • Note: A DVD copy of the collection is available for an additional $50.

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