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BizWorkshop: Patents 101 for Startups presented by O&R Patent Law

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Join O&R Patent Law for a breakfast program on A Patent Primer for Start-Ups

Program Overview:

Understanding patent basics is critical for a technology start-up. What does a patent protect? Is my idea/software patentable and worth patenting? How long will it take to get a patent? When is my patent infringed? Did I infringe a competitor’s patent? These questions sound simple enough, but the answers are not.

This interactive workshop which will answer these questions and provide you with an overview of the patent process. It will also provide practical tips to protect your business by better understanding how to read patents efficiently and effectively, what you can patent, when you can enforce your patent and when there might be a problem with a competitor patent.

Program Schedule

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 am
Registration check-in & continental breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

9:30 am - 10 am
Q&A / wrap-up

Speakers -

John W. Powell

John has been practicing law for over 20 years. His practice emphasizes general client IP counseling, patent strategy, opinions, due diligence, and hands-on patent prosecution. John’s practice also includes advising clients on a broad range of commercial and intellectual property based transactions, including negotiating and drafting patent, software and technology license agreements, commercial and government contracts, development agreements, and non-disclosure agreements. His practice further includes advising clients on rights in patents, technical data, and software under government FAR/DFAR provisions and government contract provisions included in SBIR contracts and CRADA’s.

Zachary Rimkunas

Zach’s practice focuses on preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the area of electrical and software engineering. Technology areas include: computer hardware and software architectures, telecommunication systems, and signal processing.