The Patent Savvy Executive: Patent Fundamentals

Videos and Resources for Life Sciences Companies

What Is Prior Art (Under AIA)?

Understand what “prior art” means under the America Invents Act. This video explores some common examples of what is (or is not) prior art as well as certain exceptions.

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Bonnie Choi

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Anatomy of a Patent

Understand the parts of a patent from claims and specification to figures/drawings (if applicable). 

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Christopher Haley

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Types of Patent Applications

Know the difference between the different types of patent applications: utility, design, plant, provisional, non-provisional, continuations, divisionals, etc.

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Olivia Uitto

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What is a patent claim?

Patent 101: What is a patent, what are the requirements for getting a patent to issue, and where is a patent enforceable? All of this is included in this video, which serves as an overview to the patent landscape

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Olivia Uitto

What is a patent? When do I need to worry?

Learn to spot the difference between a patent application and an issued patent. This video explores which can be used to exclude others from making, using or selling an invention.

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Olivia Uitto

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How do I know when a patent will expire?

Understand when a patent term starts and when a patent terms expires, and what can shorten or lengthen a patent term.

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Olivia Uitto

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Videos and Resources for Technology Companies

What Is A Patent? When Do I Need To Worry?

Learn to spot the difference between a patent application and an issued patent. This video explores which can be used to exclude others from making, using or selling an invention.

Contact: Joel Lehrer

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What is a patent claim?

This video is an overview of the patent landscape covering what a patent is, what are the requirements for getting a patent to issue, and where a patent is enforceable.

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Martin Gomez

How do I know when a patent will expire?

Understand when a patent term starts and when a patent terms expires, and what can shorten or lengthen a patent term.

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Martin Gomez

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Freedom To Operate v. Patentability

Learn the difference between freedom to operate and patentability, which are often confused. 

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Ken Radcliffe

Takeaway materials: Patent Process Overview | USPTO

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