IP Seminar - Perils and Misunderstanding for Data Sufficiency in Patent Filing

10:00am - 11:00am
Online via Zoom (Zoom link will be provided after registration)
讲者/ 表演者:
Dr. Harry Du
Vice President of Metis IP, California

Dr. Harry Du, U.S. Attorney & Registered U.S. Patent Agent

Dr. Du is well-versed in various aspects of patent practice in the fields of pharmaceuticals, biologics, medical devices, and software programs.  Also, he has extensive experience in advising clients and adding value in patent procurement, international patent portfolio management, patent transactions and licensing, and patent litigation.  Prior to joining Metis IP LLC, Dr. Du worked as a patent attorney the Washington DC office of the prestigious international firm Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP. Prior to becoming a lawyer, he was a decorated scholar and researcher in life sciences. Dr. Du graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Peking University and undertook his postgraduate studies at Rutgers University, where he was awarded a Ph.D. in Neurobiology. He later went on to earn his Juris Doctorate in Intellectual Property Law Concentration, Magna Cum Laude, Order of the Coif at Seton Hall University School of Law.


“Do I have enough data to apply for a patent?”  That is the almost ubiquitous question uttered by likely applicants, especially researchers and professors.  In essence, the “data-sufficiency” question is somewhat misleading because the key thing we want to ask ourselves is: what invention do I want to protect?  The compromise between acquiring more data and starting a patent application for a “good enough” protection will often play a key role in determining how to proceed in the process. 

In this seminar, Dr Du will share some of his understandings and thoughts on this topic, using the standards adopted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) as examples. 

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