Mary Lupul

Director, Professional Services


Live Webinar

Using Technical Evidence to Strengthen Patents


October 23, 2018 / 12:00pm to 1:00pm ET / Hosted By: Mary Lupul

Using Technical Evidence to Strengthen Patents

Patent Strengthening is a term we use to describe the different methods that can be applied during the prosecution to both maximize the usefulness of a patent once it grants, and to ensure your time and money are focused on your most valuable assets.

At a high level, there are four opportunities for patent strengthening:

  • Identifying potential use of the invention in commercial products
  • Determining market adoption
  • Identifying continuation opportunities, and tuning their claims to commercial products
  • Abandoning less valuable applications

Applying these practices in an advanced technology environment requires not only an in-depth understanding of the technology being described in the application, but the ability to pair that understanding with irrefutable, factual evidence.

This program includes discussion on when to gather in-depth technical evidence, examples of the types of evidence that can be produced through technical analysis, and methods to apply that evidence during prosecution to strengthen patents.



About the Speaker

Mary Lupul

Director, Professional Services

Mary directs, manages, and coaches TechInsights’ Professional Service Managers to ensure service excellence in project delivery. Mary has over 20 years’ experience in building and nurturing strong client relationships in the technology industry.

She has worked in several different countries, and with a number of organizations that have provided her with different perspectives: in sales administration for an avionics company in the USA, as a representative of the Australian Government in India, and in several different sales and customer service roles in the high-tech sector in Canada.

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