Ralph Fischer and Duane Stewart III, shareholders in the firm's Intellectual Property section, will present a Strafford CLE, "Navigating the Patent Prosecution Highway and Other Accelerated Filing Options." Duane and Ralph will provide guidance to patent counsel on the use of the Patent Prosecution Highway and other ways to fast track examination. They will examine the pros and cons of options and discuss factors to consider when determining whether to pursue accelerated prosecution and which avenue to take. They will also offer best practices for avoiding common mistakes and obtaining patent protection.
Topics will include:
What options are available to accelerate a patent prosecution, and what are the pros and cons of each?
What factors should patent counsel consider when determining whether seeking accelerated patent protection is the best avenue for prosecution?
What are the key considerations for patent counsel drafting applications when accelerated patent protection is anticipated?