CPA Global will offer a one-hour webinar entitled "Strategic Patent Portfolio Decision-Making, From Filing to Maintenance" on June 1, 2017 beginning at 2:00 pm (ET). Gene Quinn of IPWatchdog, Inc.; Carlo Cotrone, Senior Intellectual Property Counsel, GE Oil & Gas; and Ed White, Vice President, Analytics, CPA Global will discuss:
• Patent Quality vs. Quantity: The value of a patent, for better or worse, is related to the likelihood that it could be successfully enforced in litigation. That may lead some to think there is a safety in numbers, but are fewer, higher quality patents strategically preferable?
• Why some innovations are no longer worth patenting in the U.S., or if patents are sought, applicants might want to consider waiving publication if they are not going to seek foreign rights.
• Questions about the continued viability and value of legacy patents issued under different legal rules, which together with budget restraints must be factored into consideration when making decisions on which patents to continue to maintain.
• Why changes to patent law have made patents much easier to successfully challenge at the Patent Office and in federal court. And why these changes have made it necessary to file faster, but better and more detailed patent applications that can survive a multitude of new procedural and legal challenges.
Those interested in registering for the webinar can do so here.