San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Silicon Valley technology moves fast, so fast that today’s cutting edge technology may be outdated in a matter of months. The patent process is much slower – a patent application can take up to two or three years to grant into a patent. The lag in the patent process can make patent usefulness and valuation an issue for companies of all sizes.
Join us to learn from Steve Bachmann with Lewis and Roca, Rothgerber LLP, who has been working in Silicon Valley for over a decade describe the process for patenting technology that maximizes IP value, and corresponding company value, for an extended period of time. The process not only protects a company’s current inventions but takes into account their competitors, business goals, market trends, and future expectations. By taking a broader view of the current environment in which a company operates, an IP portfolio can be developed which protects their interests in the present day as well as where their relevant market appears to be headed. This results in patents that are much more likely to be valuable and effective years from now as well as in the present day.
Box lunch included.
About Steve Bachmann:
Mr. Bachmann is Of Counsel in the firm's Intellectual Property practice group. His clients range from start-up and venture-backed companies to publicly held Fortune 500 companies. Through the use of domestic and international intellectual property acquisition, enforcement, and licensing, Mr. Bachmann provides individualized intellectual property counseling and strategies that are tailored to each client’s business goals.
Mr. Bachmann counsels clients on prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent and trademark applications, implementing trade secret programs, and global enforcement and defense of his client’s patents. He has represented clients in all aspects of patent development, including acceleration, reissue, reexamination, appeals, and post-grant review. Mr. Bachmann also counsels clients on intellectual property (IP) portfolio development and strategy, licensing and technology transfer negotiation and drafting, open source, competitor IP analysis and investigations, IP related due diligence, and providing opinion letters regarding non-infringement and invalidity.
Mr. Bachmann has a broad range of substantial experience in technology including Internet architecture, application server architecture, cloud-based computing systems, encryption and network security, Internet and casino gaming technology, semiconductor materials, devices and fabrication, laser systems, optical systems, VoIP, antennas, propagation and wireless technologies, digital signal processing, power and battery systems, energy systems, control systems, artificial intelligence, computer systems, peripherals, architecture, and components, memory storage systems, clean technology, solar power systems, nano-technology, medical devices and other areas of software and hardware.
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