About This Blog
The idea to create PatentablyDefinedTM came to me sometime in 2006. Back then, I found myself in the role of mentor to several junior patent associates who, for a variety of reasons, weren’t being shown the techniques or exposed to the strategies that they needed to grow into really good prosecutors. They knew the law, but not how to use it. It seemed only logical then that there were probably others out there looking for this information. That was it, a blog was born. I think that first post from April 2007 continues to sum up what this blog is all about:
Welcome to the Patentably Defined Blog. I intend this blog to be a practical resource for patent practitioners, providing engaging discussions of various patent prosecution strategies along with practical suggestions and useful examples. The many strategies and practice examples that will appear on this blog are for the consideration of those who will (hopefully) visit this blog, and the opinions, suggestions, and commentary of those visitors are humbly solicited.
And, as it turned out that there were more than a few people interested in the techniques and strategies I was to discuss. The growth in readership has simply exceeded my wildest expectations. From my first post (which drew 28 unique visitors), I now have several thousands readers and subscribers from five continents. There hasn’t been a conference that I have attended or a country that I have visited where I did not find regular readers of this blog. I like to think that this following is a reflection of the content I have posted, which is a continuing source of great satisfaction.
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