Hantel Technologies is pleased to announce the next seminar in the 2011 – 2012 Hantel Tech webinar series:
Navigating the new risks and rewards of the America Invents Act for start-ups and entrepreneurs
Speaker: Mr. Brian Eller, NCSU
Date: Thursday, October 27th, 2011
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM PST
Location: Hantel Technologies | 703 Sandoval Way | Hayward, CA (will be broadcasted from NCSU)
The first 30 minutes will be used as a networking session, and the seminar (webinar link on hanteltech.com website) will begin at noon.
You are cordially invited to attend in person at Hantel Tech (lunch provided / limited number of seats), to join live via Webinar, or to view at a later date (links will be posted on Hantel website at http://hanteltech.com). Please register on Event Brite for this free seminar - and select how you would like to participate.
As the most significant change in patent law reform since 1952, the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) has been signed into law this year. In addition to a change from the "first to invent" from the "first to file," there are some key challenges and benefits that both entrepreneurs and smaller developing companies should be aware of in navigating the new patent legislation. These changes include fast track examination, new satellite offices including possibly one to emerge in the Bay Area, new "derivation proceedings," a weakened filing grace period, and expansion of post grant review. Mr. Eller will share his general overview and analysis of the immediate and longer term impacts on innovation and technology development, with special relevance for those with an interest in medical devices.
Brian Eller, J.D., currently works as a licensing associate for North Carolina State University (NCSU) Office of Technology Transfer (OTT), which helps university inventors to commercialize their inventions. He earned a B.S. in Materials Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and a J.D. from U.C. Davis School of Law. Prior to joining the OTT, he completed an internship at the U.C. Davis InnovationAccess, a unit of the Office of Research, in addition to an externship at the United States Patent and Trademark Office Technology Center Unit #2800, where he examined patent applications in the field of semiconductors, electrical and optical systems, and components. During law school, Mr. Eller spent a summer as a judicial extern for the Honorable Charles R. Wolle, Senior Judge for the Southern District of Iowa.
Since 2007, Hantel Tech has hosted a webinar series forum for the medical device community in the Bay Area generally on the fourth Thursday (noon) of each month. Please feel free to peruse former seminars in the series available via the hanteltech.com website and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
When & Where
Hantel was founded in 1999 with a vision of a company that would bring medical devices to market, with all services provided under one roof. Since then, Hantel has become a leader in contract design and manufacturing, having developed hundreds of products for a wide array of applications. Hantel retains a highly qualified and diverse workforce with expertise in all aspects of medical device development and manufacturing. Located near the heart of Silicon Valley, Hantel is convenient and accessible to a wide array of device and bio-tech firms. Providing fast and flexible service, Hantel was built to meet your needs.