Patent Strategies for Protecting Aftermarket Parts: Strengthening the Portfolio, Implementing Enforcement Program

A live 90-minute premium CLE video webinar with interactive Q&A

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Wednesday, February 8, 2023

1:00pm-2:30pm EST, 10:00am-11:30am PST

Early Registration Discount Deadline, Friday, January 13, 2023

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This CLE webinar will guide patent counsel on patent strategies for protecting aftermarket parts. The panel will discuss leveraging IP to protect aftermarket parts and create obstacles for will-fitters. The panel will also discuss claiming tactics to block will-fitters and offer guidance on detecting and stopping will-fitters once a portfolio is in place.

Description

Aftermarket parts for a product such as a vehicle or large machine can provide an important revenue stream for the product manufacturer. Aftermarket parts sales are often highly profitable and provide a recurring source of revenue. The profitable nature of aftermarket parts invites aftermarket competitors, sometimes referred to as will-fitters, to make competing parts. Competing parts offered by will-fitters may not only erode the manufacturer’s revenue stream but may cause safety and warranty concerns due to potential quality issues.

Jonathan H. Urbanek, Partner at Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP, and Jacqueline L. Thompson, Associate at Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP, will outline strategies for leveraging various forms of IP to protect aftermarket parts and create obstacles for will-fitters. The speakers will provide claiming tactics for aftermarket parts to craft a patent portfolio that blocks will-fitters. The speakers will also offer guidance for patent counsel on how to detect and stop will-fitters once a portfolio is in place.

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Outline

  1. Strategies for leveraging various forms of IP
  2. Claiming tactics for aftermarket parts
  3. Guidance on how to detect and stop will-fitters

Benefits

The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • Preparing, filing, and prosecuting patent applications to develop a strong portfolio focused on aftermarket parts
  • Integrating business input into the patent life cycle
  • Identifying and stopping will-fitters
  • Creating non-patent challenges for will-fitters

Faculty

Urbanek, Jonathan
Jonathan H. Urbanek

Partner
Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery

Mr. Urbanek has a broadly based IP law practice focused on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in...  |  Read More

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