Protect Your IP: A Guide to the Newly Implemented Patent Laws

Protect Your IP: A Guide to the Newly Implemented Patent Laws

Business & Innovation Channel

On March 16 the patent system changed to a “first-inventor-to-file” priority system. Join Michael Brodowski as he covers what has changed and how it may affect the protection of your intellectual property as well as your operations.  Discover the interesting aspects of the new patent rules that will have a dramatic impact on business strategy.

What You Will Learn

  • Overview of changes to “first-inventor-to-file” patent priority system
  • How to mitigate the impact of certain prior art via disclosure or agreements
  • Why good notebook and recordkeeping practices continue to remain important
  • If a commercially exploited trade secret now be patented years later
  • Whether you qualify for a 75% reduction in Patent Office filing and other fees
  • Patent filing strategy for applications claiming priority to a pre-March 16th filing date
  • And much more…


Webinar Details

Date: Thursday, April  25, 2013

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET

Fee: Free



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Meet Your Experts

Michael Brodowski is a patent lawyer and partner in the Boston office of Burns & Levinson LLP. Michael has nearly 19 years of experience counseling clients regarding the establishment and exploitation of patent rights in the United States and abroad to support clients’ business objectives including patent reexamination, reissue, and opposition proceedings.  He also advises clients on avoiding the patent rights of others, and in connection with technology licenses and agreements, and patent due diligence.  Before entering the legal profession, Michael worked in the Product Development Group of the Toiletries Technology Laboratory of the Gillette Company. He is the first named inventor on U.S. and foreign patents. Michael received a B.A. in Chemistry from the University of Rochester; a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the State University of New York at Buffalo; and a J.D., magna cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School.

Dr. David Harwell is the Assistant Director for Career Management and Development at ACS. In his job, he works with chemical professionals throughout their careers. He is a chemist by training and a career counselor by profession. Before joining the staff of ACS Dave was a faculty member at the University of Hawaii focusing on silicon nanoparticles and supramolecular structures.




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4 Responses to “Protect Your IP: A Guide to the Newly Implemented Patent Laws”

  1. Lynda Jolly says:

    I enjoyed the presentation and would like a copy of the slides. How do I get a copy of the slides? E-mail is fine, if that works best for you -

  2. admin says:

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  3. Hyoung Lee says:

    I really enjoyed the webinar and learnt a lot. Thanks for arranging it. May I download the slides?


    Hyoung Lee

  4. admin says:


    The slides are available for download on the day of the Live ACS Webinar and can be found below the green “register button”


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