The Innovation Firm

When

April 6, 2016
8:00 - 9:30 a.m.

Where

Newton Marriott
2345 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, MA 02466

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Marian LeMay, GABC
marian.lemay@gabc-boston.org

Intellectual Property Protection Strategies

 

Intellectual Property Protection Strategies

 

You showed your idea to others, but no one signed a non-disclosure agreement...
Your corporation’s new trademark is challenged...
These and many other issues will be discussed.

 

Intellectual PropertyThe value and long-term success of your business may well hinge on protecting your innovations and brands through patents, trademarks, and trade secrets.  Do you have a plan for securing your innovations through patents?  Are your brands protected with enforceable registered trademarks?  Do you know the timing requirements for seeking patent and trademark protection?  Are you taking adequate steps to assure your trade secrets are kept secret?

In partnership with the German-American Business Council of Boston, we invite you to join us for breakfast and learn how to strengthen your company’s competitive advantage.  This is an interactive panel discussion with Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds intellectual property attorneys Susan Glovsky, Principal and Alexander Adam, Associate— and guest speaker Colin C. Durham, Senior Intellectual Property Counsel at Brooks Automation, Inc.,— who have all wrestled with these issues.  Susan and Alexander will guide the conversation by providing examples that illustrate strategies used to protect and enforce intellectual property.

Other highlights include:

  • Using trade secrets and patents to protect innovation
  • Identifying your company’s valuable intellectual property
  • Avoiding pitfalls that can forfeit your patent rights
  • Taking action if your innovation has already been patented by another company
  • Determining the best timing to protect your innovation
  • Adopting, using, and protecting trademarks
  • Applying recent court decisions to your intellectual property rights

 

 

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Susan Glovsky

Susan Glovsky

Susan is a trial attorney with Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds, and she has devoted much of her career to litigating complex trademark, trade dress, copyright, and patent conflicts, patent interferences, and trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings. Susan has appeared before numerous federal District Courts and has argued before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. She is the founder of the Boston Patent Law Association’s (BPLA) Litigation Committee, a founding member of the BPLA’s Contested Matters Committee, and current co-chair of the association’s Antitrust Committee. In addition to litigation, her practice includes patent and trademark prosecution in the United States and internationally.

Alexander Adam

Alexander Adam

As an Associate at Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds, Alexander specializes in drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the fields of computer systems, electronics, imaging software, control systems, mechanical devices, medical devices,  telecommunications, and clean energy. He also has experience in patent litigation, due diligence, and providing invalidity and non-infringement opinions. Alex advises clients on U.S. and international patent strategy. While at the firm, Alex’s work on patent applications includes laboratory devices for the pharmaceutical industry, 3-D modeling for surgical planning, computer-controlled prosthetic devices, speech recognition technology, needle-free injection devices, fuel cell technology, and medical implants.

 

Colin Durham

As Senior Intellectual Property Counsel at Brooks Automation, Inc., Colin is responsible for all patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret matters.  He manages global patent and trademark prosecution, freedom to operate studies, intellectual property litigation, licensing, development and collaboration agreements, intellectual property due diligence investigations, and intellectual property compliance.  Brooks Automation is a global provider of automation, refrigeration, and vacuum solutions for semiconductor manufacturing and technology device manufacturing and sample management systems for the life sciences.  The technologies encompassed by Brooks’ large patent portfolio include robotics, semiconductor wafer transport systems, controls, mixed gas refrigeration, cryogenic pumping, as well as cold storage, sample management, and consumables for the life sciences.
 

 

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Overview

When

April 6, 2016
8:00 - 9:30 a.m.

Where

Newton Marriott
2345 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, MA 02466

 

Intellectual Property Protection Strategies

 

You showed your idea to others, but no one signed a non-disclosure agreement...
Your corporation’s new trademark is challenged...
These and many other issues will be discussed.

 

Intellectual PropertyThe value and long-term success of your business may well hinge on protecting your innovations and brands through patents, trademarks, and trade secrets.  Do you have a plan for securing your innovations through patents?  Are your brands protected with enforceable registered trademarks?  Do you know the timing requirements for seeking patent and trademark protection?  Are you taking adequate steps to assure your trade secrets are kept secret?

In partnership with the German-American Business Council of Boston, we invite you to join us for breakfast and learn how to strengthen your company’s competitive advantage.  This is an interactive panel discussion with Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds intellectual property attorneys Susan Glovsky, Principal and Alexander Adam, Associate— and guest speaker Colin C. Durham, Senior Intellectual Property Counsel at Brooks Automation, Inc.,— who have all wrestled with these issues.  Susan and Alexander will guide the conversation by providing examples that illustrate strategies used to protect and enforce intellectual property.

Other highlights include:

  • Using trade secrets and patents to protect innovation
  • Identifying your company’s valuable intellectual property
  • Avoiding pitfalls that can forfeit your patent rights
  • Taking action if your innovation has already been patented by another company
  • Determining the best timing to protect your innovation
  • Adopting, using, and protecting trademarks
  • Applying recent court decisions to your intellectual property rights

 

 

Presenter Bios
Susan Glovsky

Susan Glovsky

Susan is a trial attorney with Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds, and she has devoted much of her career to litigating complex trademark, trade dress, copyright, and patent conflicts, patent interferences, and trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings. Susan has appeared before numerous federal District Courts and has argued before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. She is the founder of the Boston Patent Law Association’s (BPLA) Litigation Committee, a founding member of the BPLA’s Contested Matters Committee, and current co-chair of the association’s Antitrust Committee. In addition to litigation, her practice includes patent and trademark prosecution in the United States and internationally.

Alexander Adam

Alexander Adam

As an Associate at Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds, Alexander specializes in drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the fields of computer systems, electronics, imaging software, control systems, mechanical devices, medical devices,  telecommunications, and clean energy. He also has experience in patent litigation, due diligence, and providing invalidity and non-infringement opinions. Alex advises clients on U.S. and international patent strategy. While at the firm, Alex’s work on patent applications includes laboratory devices for the pharmaceutical industry, 3-D modeling for surgical planning, computer-controlled prosthetic devices, speech recognition technology, needle-free injection devices, fuel cell technology, and medical implants.

 

Colin Durham

As Senior Intellectual Property Counsel at Brooks Automation, Inc., Colin is responsible for all patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret matters.  He manages global patent and trademark prosecution, freedom to operate studies, intellectual property litigation, licensing, development and collaboration agreements, intellectual property due diligence investigations, and intellectual property compliance.  Brooks Automation is a global provider of automation, refrigeration, and vacuum solutions for semiconductor manufacturing and technology device manufacturing and sample management systems for the life sciences.  The technologies encompassed by Brooks’ large patent portfolio include robotics, semiconductor wafer transport systems, controls, mixed gas refrigeration, cryogenic pumping, as well as cold storage, sample management, and consumables for the life sciences.
 

 

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