A Patent Primer for Engineers: Lessons Through the Lens of Litigation
Monday, April 8, 2019
401/402 Walter Library
In today's competitive marketplace, it’s not enough that companies design, build, and launch new products. It is crucial that any innovation be protected through ownership of intellectual property. Since engineers and scientists are the bedrock of innovation, it is imperative that engineers and scientists understand the landscape of patent protection.
In this seminar, we will cover the basics of a patent and describe how patents are asserted in the marketplace. By understanding the aspects of patent litigation—both its challenges and benefits, participants will gain an appreciation of the fundamentals of patent law and gain knowledge that will aid them in developing robust patents in the future.
Sherry Roberg-Perez is a partner at Robins Kaplan in the Intellectual Property & Technology Group. Her practice focuses on patent disputes between companies in the biotechnology, medical device and life science industries. Prior to her legal career, she earned her Ph.D. in Biology from MIT, performed postdoctoral work at Caltech, and worked at biotechnology start-up companies.
Shelley Gillis is the Chief Scientist and Director of Technical Consulting at Robins Kaplan. She earned her Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering from the U of M, where her research focused on focuses on glass/ceramic surfaces and interfaces. Dr. Gillis has also worked at Seagate, 3M, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
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