How To Build a BulletProof Provisional Patent Application for Your Startup

by Eduardo Drake | at Minnebar 16 | 1:00 – 1:45 in Learn | View Schedule

Dear Entrepreneur, Eduardo Drake here. If you're reading this, I love you already, because you've got an idea to make the world a better place. And in this session, I plan to share with you enough knowledge to make it to patent pending by building and filing your own provisional patent application. If you don't know what a provisional is, don't worry I'll explain . For now it's good enough for you to know that by filing one, you'll achieve patent pending and minimize the amount of ammunition that the patent office can use to shoot your idea down.

In this fast-paced session, you'll learn the exact key principles of building not just one bulletproof provisional patent application, but as many as you imagination can conjure. You'll receive clear and concrete guidance on:

Purpose of the Provisional Patent Application; What to include in the application; What to leave out of the application. How to write a simple set to patent claims; How to incorporate technical content by reference; How to strategically use multiple provisional patent applications to optimize your protection.

In this session, Eduardo's ultimately committed to distilling 25+ years of legal wisdom into the most relevant and actionable knowledge for building a solid provisional patent application. He'll even take you on a guided tour of one of his own provisional patent applications for the craziest, certified-OMG idea you've ever heard of.

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Eduardo Drake

Eduardo Drake lives in the Twin Cities as father, artist, tango dancer yogi, patent wizard, and entrepreneur. He’s also founder of Fantastic IP Consulting and The Oneness Company. In both endeavors, he's wholly committed to delivering wisdom, imagination, and enthusiasm.

At Fantastic IP (changing to Invenity Law), Eduardo focuses 25+ years of legal wisdom and know-how on multiplying the value of ideas and businesses with patents, trademarks, copyrights, and related licensing and risk mitigation strategies and execution, Prior to founding Fantastic IP in 2011, Eduardo served as a shareholder at national patent powerhouse Schwegman Lundberg, winner of 15 top-ten national rankings for patent quality. He's on a mission to help fired up entrepreneurs change the world--- any way he can. He's also been recognized as an IP SuperLawyer for 8 years. Eduardo believes that the world is better off when more people can share and profit from their creative insights and wants to make it easier for more people to get their ideas into the world.

The Oneness Company is a venture founded to proliferate technologies (know-how, mindsets, frameworks, distinctions, etc) that promote human thriving, particularly technologies that multiply human connection, creativity, and celebration-- three evidence-based pathways to greater resilience and energy. Its flagship offering Connectorcise is a 60-minute workout which explores and expands our capacity to silently and verbally navigate the sensory experience of human connection through deeper seeing, listening, and speaking

Eduardo earned an electrical engineering degree from Mississippi State University, a law degree from University of Virginia, and a 200-hour Transformational Coaching and Leadership Training (TCLT) certification from The Circling Institute in San Francisco (led by Guy Sengstock, world renowned founder of Circling, which is sometimes called relational yoga or intersubjective meditation).


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