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President and Director of Patent Strategy, Aurora Consulting LLC

Dr. Ashley Sloat is a USPTO-registered patent practitioner who specializes in the development and management of patent portfolios for startup ventures and emerging growth companies. She takes a hands-on approach with each client, partnering with Engineering and Management teams to intimately understand each client’s business, competition, and product vision. Armed with this knowledge, Ashley is able to increase the value of her clients’ patent portfolios while reducing overall legal costs.

Top 3 Inventor Mistakes and How to Avoid Them: A critical rescue line to future self

The patent world is full of trap doors that lie waiting for unsuspecting inventors. Some of these mistakes are reversible with limitations. Others have no undo button. In this talk, we will cover the most common patenting mistakes made by inventors and startups. We’ll highlight best practices for not making the mistakes in the first place and explore available remedial options. Topics include public disclosure mishaps, prior art searching consequences, and ownership quagmires.

Ashley Sloat, Ph.D.
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