Provisional Patent Application Practice
The presentation will focus on the process of preparing provisional patent application from the entrepreneur’s perspective. The presentation will begin with a brief discussion of the relevant legal concepts pertaining to provisional patent applications, including the “poor man’s provisional” – a new, informal (and dangerous) way that cash-starved ventures can prevent public disclosures from being used against them in a later-filed U.S. patent application. Attendees will gain insight into the mental steps that an experienced patent attorney employs in understanding invention disclosures and preparing patent applications. The presentation will include tips for reducing costs when working with a patent attorney (recommended), but will also include discussion for those that wish to proceed on their own to prepare and file patent applications without consulting an attorney (not recommended).
About the Speaker:
Jason Chumney is counsel to SorinRand LLP and a member of its Intellectual Property Practice. Jason regularly advises clients with respect to devising intellectual property strategies, preparing and prosecuting patents, and managing substantial patent portfolios. He also prepares validity, infringement and patent landscape opinions in a wide variety of arts. He has particularly extensive experience in the areas of small molecules, biologics, medical devices, and personal care products, as well as in energy and information technology. In addition to patent law matters, Jason structures, negotiates and drafts license agreements, including agreements between corporate and non-profit research organizations and agreements between universities and their faculty and student-inventors.