What to Expect When You’re Inventing: The Patenting Process

During this presentation, the co-speakers will discuss the patenting process from when an inventor has an idea for an invention to when the patent office issues a patent. Specifically, they will describe what the inventor should expect during each of the stages of the patenting process:

(1) documenting the invention;

(2) filing a patent application;

(3) working with the patent office; and

(4) patent issuance.


  • Lisa Schoedel, Partner, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
  • Sarah Duda, Attorney, Chicago Board Options Exchange


Sponsored by: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (“IEEE”)

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