I had the opportunity to have a 38 minutes long phone discussion with Steve Weinrieb.
Steve is one of the dyed-in-the-wool longtime US patent practitioners, with today 50 years practice in the area of patents.
Steve gave me a lot of insights into his practice.
He also released his e-book “Patent Application Preparation and Prosecution in the United States” for publication on my webpage.
Here comes the podcast:
- How Steve got into the area of patents [00:55]
- Was the area of patents infringement always as trendy as it is today? [05:15]
- When you look back at 50 years in the patent profession, what were the good decisions that you have made? What would you recommend to a Newbie who wants to start in the patent profession today? [06:00]
- Steve on drafting good patent claims [10:20]
- When did you start to write your book and why? [12:30]
- How to not draft a patent application? [16:00]
- How to draft a good patent application [17:45]
- Do you recommend a certain sequence for drafting the various parts of the patent application? [21:45]
- Why is it better than other sequences? [23:00]
- Advantages and Obviousness [24:55]
- Why a comprehensive patent specification is important during examination [27:00]
- Steve about Obviousness and Inventive Step at the USPTO [30:50]
Here are the two patent documents that Steve mentions at minute [07:35] of the podcast:
Steve’s book is here