Apr 09 2019

Womble Bond Dickinson attorneys Bill Jacobs and Dan Ovanezian have teamed with Pure Storage Director of IP Strategy Joe Kucera to write a new article for IAM on the benefits of the USPTO’s Track One and Deferred Examination programs.

When it comes to patent prosecution strategy applicants typically decide between quick allowances with relatively narrow protection and slower prosecution with broader scope. Both can strategies can be advantageous in a variety of contexts. Taking advantage of the USPTO’s Track One Program, along with the little-known Deferred Examination Program, applicants can claim all the benefits of both expedited protection and flexible prosecution.

Click here to read “A new era in patent prosecution” at IAM . Registration is required, but free.

Bill Jacobs is an intellectual property attorney with an electrical engineering background who helps clients formulate strategies to protect and utilize their IP assets. His practice includes patent and trademark prosecution, software copyrights and licensing. He also counsels clients in patent infringement and validity matters.

Dan Ovanezian has 20 years of experience in intellectual property law. His practice encompasses the entire patent life cycle, including mining and identifying patentable inventions and advising patent committees, conducting training seminars in IP matters, and prosecuting patent applications with the USPTO. Ovanezian also helps companies establish patent committees and perform IP landscaping, and regularly guides startups looking to develop IP portfolios for IPOs and other exit strategies.

Joe Kucera is the Director of IP Strategy at Pure Storage. Pure Storage helps innovators build a better world with data. Pure’s data solutions enable SaaS companies, cloud service providers, and enterprise and public sector customers to deliver real-time, secure data to power their mission-critical production, DevOps, and modern analytics environments in a multi-cloud environment.