Aspects of Patent Preparation, Prosecution and Portfolio Management involve intricate interactions between those managing and those carrying out the efforts, be that within a common entity or involving outside counsel. In particular, using outside counsel to assist in patent application preparation and prosecution is an incredibly valuable manner in which to generate and maintain a robust patent portfolio.
Having patent applications prepared and prosecuted by outside counsel can improve short-term workflow management and provide many long-term advantages once a patent has issued. However, utilizing outside counsel can be costly, ensuring quality can be challenging and managing patent portfolios can require a balance of information not always available to all involved.
Whether working with a small or large number of outside firms and whether they are small or large in size, this webinar series provides insight that will assist both inside and outside counsel in creating a more effective working relationship.