Tápia Vergara Explains Oil and Gas Patent Basics

Shook Associate Ever Tápia Vergara has authored an article for the Society of Petroleum Engineers' The Way Ahead on filing oil and gas patents. "Owing to its inherent complexities, the oil and gas industry is one of the most technologically advanced industries, and has a long-standing history of heavily investing in research and development," Tápia Vergara and his co-author write. "The surest way to safeguard emerging technologies is by securing patent protection." The authors explain some basics of patent protection and filing, including jurisdictions and applicable timelines.