Corridor Law Group’s “5 C” Approach to Crafting a Patent Application

A recent article on Law360 discussed how judges are looking for more craftsmanship in the patents they are asked to review. The article then goes on to define what the author calls the “4 Cs” of patent drafting: Collaboration, Customization, Continuity and Core Components.

While it was the first time someone has summarized patent drafting this way, Corridor Law Group’s attorneys have been paying attention to these facets in drafting patents for years. We understand the complexity involved in submitting well-written and detailed provisional patent application to the USPTO and have been creating high quality application, well before judges started emphasizing better crafted applications. In fact, we feel that we add a “fifth C” to our patents: Creativity.

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Corridor Law Group's "5 C" approach to crafting a patent application:

Collaboration
Corridor Law Group collaborates with our clients on many levels. We are both excellent communicators, as well as effective listeners. Beyond the traditional interaction between inventor and counsel, we often introduce our clients to our network of marketing and product development teams to aid in bringing our client’s ideas to market. In addition, we frequently work with foreign counsel to ensure our client’s receive worldwide protection.

Customization
Every patent application that is submitted by Corridor Law Group is customized to offer the greatest protection for our clients. This true customization is accomplished by the exchange of drafts and conversations with the client; and a thorough understanding of our clients’ businesses, including their competitors.

Continuity
Obtaining the desired protection of a patent continues to evolve as products develop, both before and after commercialization. Corridor Law Group offers an experienced and stable collaborative process through all phases of protecting our clients’ property, from filing a well-written provisional application all the way through the filing of continuations and continuations-in-part years after the product has been brought to market.

Core Components
At Corridor Law Group, our experienced attorneys offer the draftsmanship and mastery needed to ensure the protection of your core Intellectual Property. We make it our job to ensure that you have a solid core of IP to build your business around

Creativity
While a good patent attorney has a strong scientific background, the best understand that patent prosecution is as much an art as it is a science. Attorneys at Corridor Law Group, are logical enough to understand the most technical of inventions, yet creative enough to draft patents that end up offering protection for material that previous attorneys felt was unpatentable. In that regard, we feel creativity is vitally important when crafting a patent application.
 

Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act Webinar hosted by USPTO

Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act Webinar hosted by USPTO

Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act: Under-the-Radar Legislation Worth Knowing About (USPTO to Host Webinar)

 
President Obama just signed into law the Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act of 2012, which puts into effect two little-known patent law treaties:
(1) The Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs adopted at Geneva on July 2, 1999; and (2) The Patent Law Treaty

These treaties were ratified by the Senate without opposition and seek to simplify the formal obligations and reduce costs for Americans seeking patent protection outside the United States and for foreigners seeking patent protection in the United States.

Skilled IP attorneys keep abreast of new developments in intellectual property law so they can make available to their clients all of the tools afforded by U.S. and international laws. Corridor Law Group’s attorneys have been recommending the USPTO’s free upcoming webinar to their clients and colleagues in the IP field.

Here is the webinar information:

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host a webinar on Monday, December 16, 2013, to discuss changes to the patent law introduced by the Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act. USPTO subject matter experts will discuss application filing provisions; restoration of the right of priority to foreign applications and benefit of provisional applications; and restoration of patent rights. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions as well. The Act becomes effective on December 18, 2013. This webinar will educate patent practitioners on those changes.



What: Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act Webinar


When: Monday, December 16, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET


Webinar Access Information:


Event number: 994 201 304

Event password: 123456

Event address for attendees: https://uspto-events.webex.com/uspto-events/onstage/g.php?d=994201304&t=a


Teleconference information:
 Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-650-479-3208
 Access code: 994 201 304

Agency officials will answer questions on provisions of patent law.


Source: http://www.uspto.gov