The Innovation Firm

When

November 5, 2015
8:00 - 9:30 a.m.

Where

Westin Hotel
70 Third Avenue
Waltham, MA 02451

Protecting Innovation - Best Practices

Innovation is the life blood of companies in a variety of sectors, from software and life sciences to financial services.  These companies need a strong, cohesive and well developed strategic plan to protect these key assets.  The plan must protect key developments from existing competitors as well as future competition by former employees.  Learn about best practices to protect your company at a joint presentation by intellectual property attorneys Susan G. L. Glovsky and Lawrence P. Cogswell of Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds and employment attorneys Mark H. Burak and Neil V. McKittrick of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart. 

This program will cover a variety of key issues, and include take-away tools and resources related to:

  • Protecting IP, starting at the hiring process
  • Creating an overall IP protection protocol
  • Recognizing and documenting employee innovation
  • Using trade secrets and patents to protect innovation
  • Retaining IP assets after an employee's departure
  • Adopting, using, and protecting trademarks
  • Avoiding liability to third parties for infringement or theft of IP

 

 

Susan Glovsky

Susan Glovsky is a trial attorney with Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds.  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.  Read more...

 

Larry Cogswell

Lawrence Cogswell is an experienced patent prosecutor and litigator with Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds.  He is a former law clerk to the Honorable Arthur J. Gajarsa of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  In 2012, 2013, and 2014, Larry was named a Massachusetts Rising Star in IP Litigation by Super Lawyers.  Read more...

 

Mark Burak

Mark Burak, a shareholder with Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., has specialized in the representation of employers in labor and employment matters for over 20 years. Mr. Burak’s practice focuses primarily on defending employers in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies. Mr. Burak has successfully handled cases involving virtually the entire spectrum of employment related laws, with a particular emphasis on discrimination laws. He has tried several cases successfully to conclusion and obtained dismissals or summary judgment on scores of claims.  Read more...

 

Neil McKittrick Neil McKittrick, a shareholder with Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., has extensive trial experience in employment and business disputes. He has represented clients in a wide array of litigation, including (1) allegations of workplace discrimination and harassment; (2) cases involving disputes over trade secrets, non-disclosure, non-competition and non-solicitation covenants in financial services, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, high technology and other industries; and (3) the defense of class and collective actions, with particular experience in the hospitality and retail sectors. He also has extensive experience counseling and advising businesses on their compliance with anti-discrimination laws and other employment-related matters, including contract claims, employee privacy rights and workplace security issues.  Read more...

 

Overview

When

November 5, 2015
8:00 - 9:30 a.m.

Where

Westin Hotel
70 Third Avenue
Waltham, MA 02451

Innovation is the life blood of companies in a variety of sectors, from software and life sciences to financial services.  These companies need a strong, cohesive and well developed strategic plan to protect these key assets.  The plan must protect key developments from existing competitors as well as future competition by former employees.  Learn about best practices to protect your company at a joint presentation by intellectual property attorneys Susan G. L. Glovsky and Lawrence P. Cogswell of Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds and employment attorneys Mark H. Burak and Neil V. McKittrick of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart. 

This program will cover a variety of key issues, and include take-away tools and resources related to:

  • Protecting IP, starting at the hiring process
  • Creating an overall IP protection protocol
  • Recognizing and documenting employee innovation
  • Using trade secrets and patents to protect innovation
  • Retaining IP assets after an employee's departure
  • Adopting, using, and protecting trademarks
  • Avoiding liability to third parties for infringement or theft of IP

 

 

Presenter Bios
Susan Glovsky

Susan Glovsky is a trial attorney with Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds.  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.  Read more...

 

Larry Cogswell

Lawrence Cogswell is an experienced patent prosecutor and litigator with Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds.  He is a former law clerk to the Honorable Arthur J. Gajarsa of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  In 2012, 2013, and 2014, Larry was named a Massachusetts Rising Star in IP Litigation by Super Lawyers.  Read more...

 

Mark Burak

Mark Burak, a shareholder with Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., has specialized in the representation of employers in labor and employment matters for over 20 years. Mr. Burak’s practice focuses primarily on defending employers in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies. Mr. Burak has successfully handled cases involving virtually the entire spectrum of employment related laws, with a particular emphasis on discrimination laws. He has tried several cases successfully to conclusion and obtained dismissals or summary judgment on scores of claims.  Read more...

 

Neil McKittrick Neil McKittrick, a shareholder with Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., has extensive trial experience in employment and business disputes. He has represented clients in a wide array of litigation, including (1) allegations of workplace discrimination and harassment; (2) cases involving disputes over trade secrets, non-disclosure, non-competition and non-solicitation covenants in financial services, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, high technology and other industries; and (3) the defense of class and collective actions, with particular experience in the hospitality and retail sectors. He also has extensive experience counseling and advising businesses on their compliance with anti-discrimination laws and other employment-related matters, including contract claims, employee privacy rights and workplace security issues.  Read more...

 

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