Patent Prosecution: Best Practices for Reducing Costs While Improving Patent Quality
Originally presented February 9, 2010

Getting more out of your TTO’s patent budget is more critical than ever in the current economic climate. And though these costs may seem largely outside your control, there are dozens of specific strategies you can adopt to significantly reduce your legal bills while improving overall patent quality. Technology Transfer Tactics’ Distance Learning Division has secured two top patent attorneys with numerous TTO clients to guide your efforts and stretch the dollars you spend on patent research, applications, filings and prosecution.

For a small fraction of a typical attorney consult fee, 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. And, this program is available in three convenient formats to meet the needs of your entire staff: Live audioconference, CD, MP3 and Print transcript.

You’ll join Jean Baker, PhD, JD, head of the Intellectual Property Group at Quarles & Brady, and Jack Cook, JD, leader of the firm’s Research Institutions-Industry Team. Together, they’ll provide cost-saving insights gained from years of working closely with and advising TTOs worldwide. 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:

Your Expert Panel

Jean Baker, PhD, JD, is the head of Quarles & Brady’s IP Group and has almost 20 years of experience in patent and trade secret law, drafting and prosecuting chemical and biotechnological patent applications and issuing patentability and infringement opinions. Her technical background includes practical experience in molecular biology, microbiology, and chemistry. Dr. Baker has special expertise in the fields of transgenic micro-organisms, plants, and animals and recombinant DNA techniques, including production and use of modified proteins. She has drafted and prosecuted many patent applications for numerous university and research institution clients in a variety of technologies.

Jack M. Cook, is the Leader of the Research Institutions-Industry Team at Quarles & Brady and focuses his legal practice on assisting clients on a broad range of intellectual property issues, with emphasis in U.S. and foreign patent prosecution and patent licensing. A large portion of Mr. Cook’s practice is dedicated to assisting technology transfer offices. His practice includes drafting, prosecuting, and licensing patent applications and patents in the electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, medical device, and medical imaging arts.

Who Should Listen
Technology transfer managers and professionals, university counsel, patent attorneys, administrators and deans, research commercialization directors, licensing specialists, university research VPs, IP consultants, and others with an interest in reducing the cost of patent prosecution while improving patent quality.