Inappropriate outsourcing may invalidate patents


Paul J Sutton

Imagine the following unfortunate scenario, which could have been avoided. A representative of a corporate technology client approaches patent counsel with a request to protect a dozen new inventive developments that will be very important to the future of the company. Fully documented invention disclosures are delivered to counsel, together with instructions to file a non-provisional patent application directed to each as soon as possible.

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