Patents are vital for moving new inventions and discoveries from the laboratory to the marketplace. However, securing strong patents worldwide is expensive and difficult. One of the most common pitfalls is to treat patents as a commodity or an expense where costs should be minimized, rather than as a significant value driver for the business. This workshop will not only look at the basics of patenting, but take a hands-on approach to thinking about patent claims, and how the right claim strategy can lead to higher valuations by investors or partners.
About the Speaker:
Tani Chen, Sc.D., J.D., Counsel, Wolf Greenfield, counsels clients in IP protection in a wide variety of areas, including batteries and fuel cells, nanotechnology, drug delivery, chemical processes, biomolecular engineering, and analytical devices. He has a particular focus on start-ups, small businesses, and university work, and has helped companies develop strong IP protection based on their business goals and potential threats from competitors.