September 1-30, 2020

Establishing a Patent Strategy for the Innovation Lifecycle

Establishing a Patent Strategy for the Innovation Lifecycle

Register FreeA sound strategy continues to be to organically grow a strong patent portfolio; maintain a true understanding of your portfolio’s strengths and weaknesses; and make sure that portfolio strength and strategy aligns with overall business goals and objectives of the corporation. This session will discuss: (1) Quality vs. Quantity when building a portfolio; (2) Understanding what you really own; (3) Identifying gaps in patent coverage; (4) Identifying worthwhile patent assets for acquisition; (5) Preparing for offense and/or defense; and (6) Managing your in-house team and outside counsel to ensure business objectives are met when obtaining and acquiring patents.

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1.0 hours MCLE has been approved in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. 1.2 hours MCLE approved in Missouri. Application for pending in Virginia.

States including California, FloridaIllinois, HawaiiNew JerseyNew York, North Dakota and Wisconsin accept credits when a course has been approved by another MCLE jurisdiction, as has occurred here.

States such as Arizona, New Hampshire do not approve courses and expect lawyers to independently verify courses meet MCLE requirements.

Other states require attending attorneys to complete a form requesting credit. Some states, such as AlabamaGeorgia, LouisianaMinnesota, Ohio, PennsylvaniaTennessee and Washington require attorneys to submit an application for approval of courses taken out of state. These states sometimes require the application to be submitted immediately following the completion of the CLE activity, please check the requirements in your state.