Originally Presented: February 20, 2018 / 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm ET
Hosted By: Martin Bijman & George Pappas

Patent strengthening is the term that refers to the process of achieving the greatest potential for value from a patent during the prosecution – before a patent is even granted.

Events along the way during patent prosecution create multiple windows of opportunity for a patent, and therefore a portfolio, to be strengthened. Of course, the converse is also true. Patent prosecution provides strategic opportunities, but at the same time merely pushing paper and returning service to a patent examiner without thoughtful consideration can spell disaster.

At a high level, there are four factors to consider:

  • Adoption of the innovation in the marketplace
  • Identifying additional innovations to pursue
  • Tuning applications to a company of interest
  • Abandoning applications with concerns to conserve resources

February 20, 2018

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm ET

Duration 2 Hours

About The Hosts

Expert who will be conducting this webinar

Ab Rahal

Abdullah (Ab) Rahal

Strategic Account Manager

Abdullah is a Strategic Account Manager at TechInsights working with IP groups of Fortune 500 clients to ensure they achieve their intellectual property objectives. He has over 23 years of experience in the fields of IP portfolio management, IP monetization, infringement analysis, IP landscape analysis, market analysis, and patent transactions, as well as extensive knowledge of the Microelectronics Industry.

Abdullah holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering with a specialty in microelectronics from Carleton University, and he is a current member of the IEEE.

Other panelists include:

Adam J. Gilbert, Partner, Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP
J. Derek Mason, Partner, Certified Licensing Professional, Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, LLP



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