Financial Poise™ Airs “Patent Application Drafting" of the "Patent Best Practices: 'Insiders' Advice" Webinar Series Available Now On Demand Through West LegalEdcenter

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Financial Poise™ Webinars and West LegalEdcenter are pleased to announce the release of “Patent Application Drafting," designed to introduce attorneys and business owners to the basics of drafting a patent application. Moderator Eric Curtin of Crawford Maunu joins panelists from firms including Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, Arnstein & Lehr, and Prasad IP to discuss high-quality patent application practices.

Enrolling the aid of outside counsel for patent applications improves short-term workflow management. It also provides many long-term advantages once a patent has issued.

Enlisting the assistance of outside counsel is incredibly valuable for patent application preparation and prosecution. Operating in this manner can generate and maintain a robust patent portfolio. Enrolling the aid of outside counsel for patent applications improves short-term workflow management. It also provides many long-term advantages once a patent has issued.

However, utilizing outside counsel can be costly and ensuring quality is challenging. Managing patent portfolios requires a balance of information. That information, however, is not always available to those involved.

Whether working with small or large firms, many firms or few, an effective group dynamic is the key to successful patent application drafting. This Financial Poise webinar series provides expert insight — for both inside and outside counsel — into creating an effective working relationship.

The first episode of the "Patent Best Practices: 'Insiders' Advice for In-House Counsel 2017" series is available now! Patent Application Drafting (Register Here) features Moderator Eric Curtin of Crawford Maunu. Eric is joined by Piers Blewett of Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, Joseph M. Kuo of Arnstein & Lehr, and Sanjay Prasad of Prasad IP.

Managing the patent drafting process requires interaction among many parties. At the very least, the process includes an inventor, outside counsel and in-house counsel (or other management). It may also include multiple inventors, different levels of management, and licensing/marketing input.

Expanding involvement of parties can occur both in-house and in an outside firm. Managing this group in order to achieve a high-quality patent application can be challenging. There are many factors of patent application drafting to consider:

Is it accurate from the standpoint of the inventor(s) and related technologies, cognizant of current law and ongoing changes, relevant to a business purpose and efficient with respect to the inventor’s time, all while enabling outside counsel to remain profitable?

This webinar provides insight into these aspects of the patent process with experienced panelists who represent both sides of the fence.

Each episode is delivered in Plain English understandable to business owners and executives without a background in these areas. Yet, it is proven to be valuable to seasoned professionals. Each episode in the series brings you into engaging, sometimes humorous, conversations.

Every Financial Poise webinar is designed to entertain as it teaches. And, every Financial Poise episode in a series is designed to be viewed independently of the other episodes. Participants will enhance their knowledge of this area whether they attend one, some, or every episode.

Financial Poise™ ( ) provides unbiased news, continuing education and intelligence to private business owners, executives and investors. For more information contact Jennifer Storch at jstorch(at)financialpoise(dot)com or 312-469-0135.

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