Defensive Publication


Patexia Web Series: Defensive Publication

April 11th 2013 at 10:30AM PDT

Speaker: Andrea Casillas, Director of Linux Defenders at Open Invention Network



In 2011, spending by Apple and Google on patents exceeded spending on research and development of new products.

IP Matters.

Note: This webinar is now over. You can see the list of past and upcoming webinars as well as the slides and recording from this webinar here or view it below.

Whether your a patent professional or a technologist, a strong understanding of patent matters is critical to your success. That's why we're starting the Patexia Web Series: an exclusive IP educational resource for Patexia members.

Our next webinar will focus on defensive publication: an intellectual property strategy used to prevent another party from obtaining a patent by disclosing an enabling description and/or drawing of the product, apparatus or method so that it enters the public domain and becomes prior art.

From the speaker:

"It’s hard to escape the patent world. The amount of patent litigation has drastically increased specifically in technologies based in computer software. However, these patent wars are extending beyond the big companies to startups and individual developers.

Those in the open source world are encountering two options: fly under the radar and hope to avoid lawsuits or license patented technology. Now is the time to introduce another option and begin to protect your freedom to operate through the use of defensive publications."

Sign up for the webinar to learn more about:

  • The current state of the US patent system
  • Why low quality patents are issued.
  • Defensive publications as a way to promote healthy innovation
  • How to write a defensive publication



The webinar will last 20 minutes and we'll take questions afterwards.




About the Speaker: Prior to becoming Director of Linux Defenders at Open Invention Network, Andrea Casillas was a postgraduate fellow at the Institution for Information Law and Policy at New York Law School, Assistant Director of the Center for Information Law and Policy as well as the Director of Peer To Patent an initiative allowing the public to contribute to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s patent examination process. As Director of Linux Defenders, Andrea collaborates with developers, students and those interested in open source to create tools that aim to improve patent quality and protect the freedom to operate.


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