Craige Thompson (“The Examiner Whisperer”) on a Patent Strategy in the US for capturing Improvements of an Invention after Filing the First Patent – Podcast on 05 October 2018

Here is a phone interview with Craige Thompson from Austin, Texas.

Craige is a Patent Attorney since the year 2000, and before that, he worked as a professional engineer in electronics design.

Craige has written a very practical book, the “Patent Offense: 7 Steps to a Safe, Secure Patent Portfolio”. You can purchase it here.

Craige and I had a friendly chat over the phone when we started to speak about the America Invent Act 2013. I asked him whether we can switch on recording and he said yes, and what you hear in the following is our 20-minutes talk:


Show notes of the recorded session:

00:50        The AIA 2013 came into force

04:50        How to best secure IP rights for a series of inventive concepts in a product development cycle

07:00        The Seven Step process for new inventions

11:00         Patent strategy in the US for capturing improvements of an invention after filing the first patent

14:45         Solving disputes with creative licensing

16:00         Potential disadvantages of a cumulative patent filing strategy and to counter them

19:30         Patents for business methods


Selected Links

Craige Thompson´s firm Thompson Patent Law

Thompson Patent Law on Facebook

Thompson Patent Law on LinkedIn

Martin Schweiger´s firm Schweiger & Partners

Martin Schweiger on Facebook

Schweiger & Partners Singapore on Facebook

Schweiger & Partners Munich on Facebook

Schweiger & Partners on LinkedIn


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