Startups often ask how innovative their invention must be in order to qualify for patent protection and when the appropriate time in their R&D cycle to apply for patents would be. This session discusses the patentability requirements from 35 USC 102 (novelty). Goals:

  • Understand the appropriate steps inventors must take to maintain the novelty of their invention.
  • Determine a suitable timeframe to apply for patents.
  • Identify potential prior art events that would disqualify an invention from patent protection.

Presented by: Stephen Hou and Dan Hussain, American Patent Agency PC.



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November 12, 2020