From Provisional Patents to Extending the Life of Your Patents

From Provisional Patents to Extending the Life of Your Patents

Business & Innovation Channel

Would you be better served by a getting a provisional patent and then converting to a traditional patent? When is the best time to apply? Learn everything you ever wanted to know about patents and ask your questions to our experts. Join Marc Morley and Brittney Syz as they return to discuss how you can better protect and extend the life of your IP.



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What You Will Learn

  • Basic requirements for a patent
  • The importance of patents to our economy and current USPTO patent statistics
  • Provisional v. Nonprovisional Applications
  • The challenges and solutions of filing and fully covering the technology for patent purposes
  • And much more…


Webinar Details

Date: Thursday, January 30, 2014 @ 2pm-3pm ET

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Meet Your Experts

Marc Morley is a partner with the law firm of Foley & Lardner LLP in San Diego and previously practiced with Knobbe Martens Olsen & Bear. He specializes in patents and intellectual property protection for a diverse array of technologies including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, nanotechnology, clean technology, medical devices and plants. Morley was a summer law clerk for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, where he worked on legislative projects including the Omnibus Patent Reform Act of 1997, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and the Database Piracy Act.


Brittany Syz, VP of Business Development and General Counsel of Oberon Fuels. Prior to Oberon Fuels, Brittany practiced transactional law providing real estate and corporate legal services.  She worked on transactions, ranging from the permitting and leasing of wind farms to refinancings of major development projects.  During the boom, Brittany was an initial employee of two internet start-up companies.  Her role was to design and build-out the internet products/projects.



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5 Responses to “From Provisional Patents to Extending the Life of Your Patents”

  1. Paul Sastoh says:

    Please post slides prior to the webinar today.
    Thank you.

  2. admin says:

    The slides have been posted and can be found underneath the register button at
    See you at 2pm ET!


    Erik Holderman
    ACS Webinars

  3. Paul Sastoh says:

    Thank you.

  4. Charles Szmanda says:

    Great job. I would take issue with a minor point. You referred to the term “provisional patents” a few times. Of course you know that there is no such thing as a provisional patent. The correct term would be “provisional application.”

  5. admin says:


    Thank you for joining in and your clarification.

    Erik Holderman
    ACS Webinars

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