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Intellectual Property Basics: Practice and Pitfalls for the Everyday Innovator  

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10:45 AM Sunday
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Hearthside Lounge
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This seminar intended for the non-patent practitioner and will provide a primer of intellectual property law basics regarding the USPTO practice and how it may apply to your inventions. Topics include how applications are prosecuted by the PTO from filing through to grant including; Statutory Subject Matter of what can and cannot be protected, Prior Art, Disclosure Requirements, Duty of Disclosure, Inventorship and other issues. We will discuss some practice tips in working with attorneys and strategies for avoiding common pitfalls that can jeopardize your intellectual property rights as applied to software/computer innovations.

The Speaker(s)


Randy  Shen

Randy Shen is currently patent counsel at Abbott Labs and was previously at three biotech start-ups in the areas of gene chips and protein engineering. Randy is a graduate of Santa Clara (JD), Indiana University (PhD Biochemistry) and University of Western Ontario (BSc Biology).

Chi Chang

Chi Chang is currently patent counsel at Apple Inc. and was previously an associate at Fish and Neave/Ropes & Gray. Chi is a graduate of Santa Clara (JD), Stanford (MS Mechanical Engineering), and U.C. Berkeley (BS Mechanical Engineering).
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