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Patent laws have undergone drastic changes in the last few years, but what do all of these changes mean to the non-patent lawyer businessperson or engineer? A panel of intellectual property experts from Knobbe Martens will explain how recent developments in IP influence the way businesses operate and how engineers approach IP. Topics will include strategies for protecting your inventions under the new first-inventor-to-file system, what is still patentable in view of recent U.S. Supreme Court cases, how to get your patents quickly, and what is a patent “troll” and why this may matter to you.
Brent M. Dougal - Partner, Knobbe Martens
Brent M. Dougal is a partner in the Orange County Office. Mr. Dougal’s practice emphasizes strategic patent protection, clearance, and due diligence for his clients. A registered patent attorney, he focuses primarily in the mechanical and medical device fields, but also has an extensive design patent practice covering a broad spectrum of industries. During law school, Mr. Dougal interned with a midsize patent firm in Alexandria, Virginia and was a law clerk for the Trademark Office at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Andrew I. Kimmel - Partner, Knobbe Martens
Andrew I. Kimmel is a partner in our Orange County office. Andrew's practice focuses on developing IP strategies, obtaining patent rights, analyzing risk, negotiating licenses and conducting due diligence investigations. Andrew works with a wide variety of clients in the medical device field.
John King - Partner, Knobbe Martens
John R. King is a partner in the firm’s Orange County office. Mr. King’s practice is concentrated in strategic counseling, licensing, and patent procurement for both early stage and established companies. He has extensive experience in patenting novel technologies, developing strategies to protect a market niche, determining freedom to operate, conducting venture capital due diligence, preparing opinions, and dealing with the intellectual property challenges that face new companies.
Sabing Lee - Partner, Knobbe Martens
Sabing H. Lee is a partner in the Orange County office of Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP. Mr. Lee received his Bachelors Degree in Materials Engineering, Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude, from UCLA, and also received his Masters Degree in Materials Science and Engineering from UCLA. He received his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), where he was an Articles Editor and Executive Editor for the Berkeley Technology Law Journal.
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