Celesq® Programs

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Patent Expirations ... But Were Afraid to Ask!

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Patents are a critical asset for many businesses (and independent inventors). However, patents have a limited life – they eventually expire. This talk will go through the important aspects of why and when patents expire. A brief history of patent policy will be discussed, along with specific guidance on when any particular patent is expected to expire. Also mentioned will be action items patent owners must take to keep patents alive. We will also discuss patent term extensions and how and why and how patent terms are sometimes shortened.

Available in States

  • California
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Texas Self Study

Program Categories

  • Business Organizations & Contracts
  • Copyright Law
  • Federal Courts
  • Florida Eligible
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Patent Law


  • Areas of Professional Practice : 1 Credit