Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber


The Patent Game: Basics and Patent Strategies

 Vance VanDrake

Join Ulmer for a webinar on November 14 at 2:00 p.m. ET as partner Vance VanDrake navigates, “The Patent Game.” Patents play an integral role in value creation, securing venture capital, and acquisition. Your ability to play the patent game could be the difference between success and failure. The tactics he’ll discuss will be beneficial to anyone in business whose innovations depend on intellectual property.

In this webinar, Vance will share essential strategies for protecting ideas and leveraging patents, including:

  • Defining “Winning” – learn the various, and sometimes surprising, ways that patents can add meaningful value to your emerging or established business;
  • Learning the Game – uncover the foundational elements of the patent game including important rules, types of patent applications, and the layout of the “global board”;
  • Playing the Game – employ specific and actionable strategies that businesses have used successfully.

Vance VanDrake is a patent attorney and partner at Ulmer & Berne LLP, where he brings a progressive and creative approach to the development of intellectual property and business strategies. He is the co-founder of multiple early stage and venture-backed companies, is an active angel investor, and has worked with hundreds of startups and technologists to add over a billion dollars in value to these ventures. To learn more about “The Patent Game,” click here. To learn more about Ulmer's Intellectual Property & Technology practice, click here.

CLE Credit + On-Demand: This activity is approved for 1 hour of general continuing legal education credit in Ohio for the live webcast and also for the on-demand version, which will be available the following day.

To register for this webinar, please click here.

Event details

When: 11/14/2019 2:00 PM–3:00 PM
Where: Webinar
Cost: Free
Contact Info: Abi Luempert @ 216.583.7302 or

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