IP Strategy Based On Idealized Invention Interview

Law360, New York (September 2, 2009, 11:11 AM EDT) -- A good patent representative always begins an invention interview by asking about the basic purposes and motivations behind the invention.

For the purpose of providing effective patent protection, the aim of the questions is to enumerate the alternative ways the invention’s function may be achieved.

The reason for doing so is to discover, and repair if possible, any defects in a patent’s ability to control access to a value proposition associated with the invention’s function.

The invention interview process elaborates the functions of claim limitations which...
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