Wallach IP Management and Consulting Patenting Process
How the provisional patent application process works.
- Meeting of the Minds
- Determine key elements of your invention
- Discuss your current and future scientific research
- Discuss the scientific research being conducted by your competitors
- Prior Art Searching
- Search key elements of your invention in databases, such as the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (U.S.P.T.O.) and PubMed
- How does your invention compare to the prior art? Is your invention patentable?
- Scope of Patent Coverage
- Determine what types of patent coverage to pursue
- Is your invention a composition (a pharmaceutical drug), a method of using the drug to treat a disease, a medical device (that delivers the drug to a patient) or all of the above?
- Review of U.S. Laws, Rules, and Case Law
- How will the current patent laws, patent rules and case law affect the likelihood of you obtaining and enforcing a patent on your invention?
- Apply this knowledge while drafting the provisional patent application
- Portfolio Review
- Determine how your provisional patent application fits into your existing patent portfolio
- Will the filing of your new provisional patent application affect the prosecution of any other patents or applications in your portfolio?
- Patent Jurisdiction
- Consider pursuing patent protection for your invention outside of the U.S.
- Draft the provisional patent application based on the current understanding of patent laws, patent rules and case law in the countries that you would like patent protection
- Draft Application
- Draft and discuss the provisional patent application with you
- Expand the Scope
- Discuss other uses of your invention
- Broaden the scope of your invention
- Work with you to have multiple layers and types of claims that vary in scope
- Finalize Application
- Finalize provisional patent application for your review
- File Application
- File application with the U.S.P.T.O.
- Determine strategy going forward
- Strategize obtaining patent protection for your invention outside of the U.S.
- File one or more additional provisional patent applications over the next 12 months?
- File a PCT and/or Utility Application in 12 months?
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