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Home | Seminars and Symposia | Past seminars/symposia: Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Protecting U of M Intellectual Property: Why and How?


Michael Anglin
Patent Attorney
Leza Besemann
Technology Transfer Liaison (OTC)

Tuesday, March 20, 2007
1:00 pm

402 Walter Library

Leza Besemann will talk briefly about the University's technology commercialization process, specifically how faculty, researchers, students and the University benefit from patent protection and technology commercialization. Michael Anglin will take us through a primer on intellectual property. What is a patent, and how is one obtained? When and why should researchers seek patent protection?


Mike Anglin has 40 years experience in patent prosecution, mostly in computer architecture, software, circuit technology, and semiconductor fabrication. Mike received his B.S. (with honors) in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and pursued graduate studies in system theory at the University of Minnesota. He received his law degree from Indiana University. Mike was a patent attorney at IBM for almost 30 years, and recently retired from 11 years in private practice at Schwegman, Lundberg,Woessner & Kluth, PA, in Minneapolis. Leza Besemann is a Technology Transfer Liaison with the University of Minnesota's Office for Technology Commercialization. She works with faculty, primarily in the Institute of Technology, to help identify promising inventions and to provide education on the evaluation, patenting and licensing process.