|•||Understand patent tactics to create a more effective patent program|
|•||Learn specific techniques to slow down patent issuance— why and how to do it|
|•||Learn specific techniques to speed up patent issuance— why and how to do it|
|•||Learn how to defer patent application costs|
|•||Learn how to keep the invention secret for a longer period|
|•||Learn how to frustrate your competitor's patent strategy|
|•||Understand patent claims tactics|
Establishing a patent strategy is important; it sets the long-term objectives that will subsequently drive more narrow decision making related to the intellectual property plan. Now what?
Tactics! Putting the strategy into play, one piece at a time, is the essence of patent tactics. It's not the intention of this chapter to turn every engineer or financial strategist into a patent tactician. Rather, every reader who gets a taste of patent tactics will be a better informed, more effective, and much more valuable PQM Team player. By identifying possible tactics, every member of your team can bring suggestions to the table that the patent attorney may never have been given reason
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Publication information: Book title: Essentials of Patents. Contributors: Andy Gibbs - Author, Bob Dematteis - Author. Publisher: Wiley. Place of publication: Hoboken, NJ. Publication year: 2003. Page number: 71.
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