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Tips for Drafting Provisionals: Part 1

IP expert Gerard von Hoffmann shares 10 important tips (in two video clips) for constructing effective provisional patent filings.

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Tips for Drafting Provisionals: Part 2

IP expert Gerard von Hoffmann shares 10 important tips (in two video clips) for constructing effective provisional patent filings.

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Critique of a Sample Provisional: Description

IP expert Gerard von Hoffmann comments on a sample provisional filing and offer advice for strengthening it (in three video clips).

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Critique of a Sample Provisional: Drawings

IP expert Gerard von Hoffmann comments on a sample provisional filing and offer advice for strengthening it (in three video clips).

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Critique of a Sample Provisional: Advice

IP expert Gerard von Hoffmann comments on a sample provisional filing and offer advice for strengthening it (in three video clips).

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Effective Patent Searching Strategies

IP experts Jessica Hudak and Gerard von Hoffmann share a series of tips for maximizing the effectiveness and efficiency of patent searches.

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Common Provisional Mistakes

IP experts Jessica Hudak and Gerard von Hoffmann highlight what common errors innovators should seek to avoid in their provisional filings.

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When to Include Claims in a Provisional Filing

IP experts Jessica Hudak and Gerard von Hoffmann share their opinions on the somewhat controversial topic of whether or not to include claims in provisional patent filings.

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US Shift to a “First to File” System

IP experts Jessica Hudak and Gerard von Hoffmann explain the implications to innovators of the U.S. shift to a first to file patent system.

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After a Provisional Application is Submitted

IP expert Gerard von Hoffmann outlines what typically happens after innovators make a provisional patent filing.

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When to Get Help with a Provisional

IP expert Gerard von Hoffmann shares his advice about when it makes sense to engage an IP consultant to assist with a provisional filing.

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What to Do If Your Patent is Being Infringed

IP expert Gerard von Hoffmann presents some of the options available to innovators if they believe their patent is being infringed.

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What to Do If You’re Accused of Patent Infringement

IP expert Gerard von Hoffmann highlights a few things innovators should know if they’re accused of patent infringement.

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