Past Webinars

  • Recorded Webinar from October 29, 2020
Aftermarket, Not Afterthought: Patent Strategies for Protecting Aftermarket Parts

Please join Fitch Even for a free webinar, “Aftermarket, Not Afterthought: Patent Strategies for Protecting Aftermarket Parts,” on October 29, 2020, at 9 am PDT / 10 am MDT / 11 am CDT / 12 noon EDT.

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 for the manufacturer, which invites will-fitters to sell their own aftermarket parts. These competing parts may not only negatively impact the manufacturer’s sales, but may cause safety and warranty concerns due to potential quality issues.

This webinar will provide approaches for cost-effectively protecting aftermarket parts, including these tactics:

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

Our presenters will be Fitch Even attorneys Jonathan H. Urbanek and Jacqueline L. Thompson.

Jon focuses his practice on developing and managing patent portfolios in the U.S. and abroad. He works with each client to create a comprehensive patent strategy through skilled patent prosecution, freedom-to-operate opinions, patent design-arounds, competitive technology analysis, and a keen understanding of their business. Jon advises clients in the mining, commercial vehicle, rail, heat transfer, and industrial IoT device fields.

Jackie assists clients with patent preparation and prosecution, product clearance and legal opinions, and IP litigation. She leverages her hands-on engineering experience to better serve clients working in the chemical engineering, food science, mechanical engineering, and biomedical engineering industries, among others.

A recording of this webinar is available through October 28, 2021.

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