Advanced Patent Valuation

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About the Course:

This course dissects patents in order to ascertain their ability to withstand invalidity challenges, exclude others from practicing the art described in the patents as well as to determine their licensability.

Among the issues addressed in this course are:

Claims Analysis

  • Why do seminal studies suggest that the number of independent claims is the single most telling indicator of patent value
  • Getting the mix of independent and dependent claims right
  • Balancing broad versus narrow claims

Assessing the Rigor of Patent Prosecution

  • When is a long prosecution history indicative of patent quality
  • Interpreting the impact of office actions on patent strength
  • Determining risks of inequitable conduct

Citation Analysis

  • How do you measure the quality of one patent’s citations against the citations of another patent
  • When might examiner citations be more valuable than applicant citations
  • Are self-citations sound indicators of patent quality

Other Patent Analysis Issues

  • Is it better to have more patents each with fewer claims or fewer patents each with more claims
  • Selecting and defining the most appropriate terms
  • Impact of continuation filings on patent family value
  • Do patents filed in more (foreign) jurisdictions have more value that patents filed in a single jurisdiction
  • How do drawings impact patent value
  • Are patents that contain more classifications more valuable that those that contain fewer classifications
  • How do you determine how well the terms used in the descriptions sync up with the terms used in the claims
  • How does the number of inventors listed on a patent impact invalidity risks
  • How do you measure the risks and extent of possible patent value deterioration due to re-exam
  • How do you determine the quality of the examiner and the impact of the examiner on patent strength

Attend IP Industry's Best IP Valuation Course

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