You may be working on breakthrough research but do you know how to protect it? Scientific professionals devote a tremendous amount of time and energy to create valuable intellectual property; yet, many do not invest the necessary time to learn what it takes to protect their work. According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, in 2009, just under forty percent of patent applications were granted. Navigating the path from discovery to market can be complex and tricky. Learn from our speaker, Tom Steinberg, of Roberts, Mlotkowski, Safran & Cole, strategies you need to know to protect your life’s work.
“From Laboratory to Licensing: Protecting Your Intellectual Property Along the Way.” A short presentation followed by Q&A with speaker Tom Steinberg, a patent attorney with over 19 years of experience in the field of patent law, currently at the firm Roberts, Mlotkowski, Safran & Cole in McLean, Virginia.
What You Will Learn
- Secure your innovations – avoiding costly mistakes that scientists make
- Laboratory documentation requirements to secure your patent priority rights
- Overview of the patenting process, including drafting of the application, filing decisions, prosecution issues before the Patent and Trademark Office and patent issuance
- The value of a patent including: exclusion of competitors, freedom-to-operate and licensing
- And much more…
Date: Thursday, July 1, 2010
Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET
Meet Your Expert
Tom Steinberg is a patent attorney at the firm of Roberts, Mlotkowski, Safran & Cole in McLean, Virginia. Tom has over 19 years of experience in the field of patent law, focusing primarily on chemical and mechanical practice areas. Tom has prepared and prosecuted numerous U.S. and international patent applications, and also has extensive experience in providing freedom-to-operate and validity opinions, technology licensing and transfer, negotiating and drafting joint development agreements and conducting IP due diligence analysis for acquisitions and divestitures. Tom began his career in patent law as a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and has subsequently held positions at Mobil Oil Corporation and DuPont, and is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C. and Virginia, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
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