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Unless otherwise instructed, the Outside IP Counsel can perform a patentability assessment prior to drafting an application. Where the prior art is sufficiently similar to the proposed invention so as to raise patentability questions, the Outside IP Counsel can consult with the Patent Manager regarding whether or not to proceed with the proposed patent application. If the Outside IP Counsel proceeds with preparation of an application, it is recommended that they conduct a disclosure meeting (or inventor interview) to fully probe the inventors regarding the novel features of the invention.

 

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