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Monday, November 28, 2022
9:00 am – 4:00 pm CST
U.S. Patent Searches, Enforcement and Policing
Researching inventions and existing patents
• Collecting information about inventions
• Patentability searches
• Clearance searches
Managing and preserving U.S. patent rights
• Maintaining the patent: obligatory and elective requirements
• Licensing patent rights
• Assigning patent rights
• Handling patent issues in corporate transactions
• Handling patent infringement issues
Preparing and Prosecuting US Patent Applications
Preparing US patent applications
• Identifying the invention
• Identifying the inventors
• Drafting patent application
• Reviewing sample applications
Prosecuting patent applications
• Docketing of applications
• Preparing information disclosure statements
• Making status inquiries
• Preparing amendments
• Receiving and responding to office actions
• Reviewing the notice of allowance
• Reviewing the patent
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6.0 CLE Hours
6.0 Substantive CLE Hours
6.0 CLE Hours
Texas Certified Paralegal:
6.0 CLE Hours
Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public. Paralegal certification is not required in order to participate.
The National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) has approved this course for a total of 6.0 substantive CLE hours.
The National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA) has approved this course for a total of 6.0 CLE hours.
The Texas Board of Legal Specialization has approved this course for a total of 6.0 continuing legal education hours for paralegals.
Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event, respond to prompts and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).
Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the webinar for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed
Partner at Osha Liang LLP in Houston
Ms. Burton has extensive experience in domestic and foreign design and utility patent preparation and prosecution, IP counseling, and intellectual asset management. Her practice also includes licensing, dispute resolution, and post-grant proceedings at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. With respect to patent preparation and prosecution, Ms. Burton’s involvement can begin as early as mining inventions or evaluation of invention disclosures, patentability analysis, drafting of the patent application, filing of the application, responding to office actions, examiner interviews, and appeals. In the area of IP counseling, Ms. Burton frequently renders opinions regarding infringement, validity, freedom to operate; counsels clients on patent design-around strategies and the strength of patents in anticipation of litigation; leads numerous brainstorming sessions to strengthen IP portfolios, and conducts intellectual property due diligence. Ms. Burton is currently the President of the Houston Intellectual Property Law Association.
Streets Lawfirm, P.C., Cypress, TX
Mr. Streets has a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, a Master’s degree in Business Administration and a law degree from the University of Houston Law Center. After several years in industry, Mr. Streets now has 25 years of experience focused solely on helping inventors and their companies patent their most valuable technological developments. Over his career as a patent attorney, he has guided numerous clients through the process of preparing and filing patent applications and then diligently advocated the patentability of their inventions before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He works closely with his clients to secure patents in such diverse technologies as computer systems, chemical and electrochemical processes, oil field tools and processes, novel chemical formulations and compositions, plant and horticultural devices, and a wide variety of mechanical devices.