“Drafting a Strong Provisional Application”
Since 1996, the Provisional Patent application has served as a quick and inexpensive method for securing a priority date at the Patent Office. They were rarely examined for content, and so it was sometimes acceptable (although never recommended) to file a quick and not-necessarily thorough application.
Early in 2013, the United States patent system is changing from a first-to-invent to a first-to-file system. This will make the first patent filing – the Provisional in many cases – significantly more important. Any claims filed in a formal application will need to e traced back to the Provisional application to gain the benefit of the earliest possible filing date.
Ranjana Kadle, Ph.D., J.D., a Partner at Hodgson Russ LLP will discuss the importance of drafting a strong Provisional application, how best to do it, and the roles the invenotr(s) and technology manager(s) play in the process.
Where: the Class of ’62 Auditorium (G-9425 & 1-9425)
When: Tuesday, 13 November 2012, 12:00 – 1:00 PM
A light lunch will be served following the presentation. Please contact David Englert, or call 585.784.8856 for more information or to register for this event.