Should You Wait to Complete Research on Your Invention?

Posted by Michael Shimokaji | Jan 07, 2018 | 0 Comments

QUESTION: With a new proven biotech device, would you patent with the limited bio understanding now or wait until research reveals details?

ANSWER: There is always a trade-off. Generally, you want to file your patent application as early as possible to get the earliest filing date. This is because a patent goes to the “first to file”. On the other hand, you want your patent application to be as complete as possible, including experimental data that shows your invention works.

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Michael Shimokaji

Michael’s expertise includes the strategic development of patent and trademark portfolios. He identifies those patents and trademarks that are valuable to his clients by providing them with a competitive advantage. Then, Michael obtains patent and trademark registrations in the US and abroad.


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