IP is the most important asset many startup companies possess. In this program, Maria Laccotripe Zacharakis and Tom Hoover from McCarter & English will discuss the fundamentals of patents and patent protection and Dan Kelly will discuss the rules and restrictions on inventions funded with federal dollars.
The topics for this seminar include:
• Patent Basics
• Requirements for Patent Protection
• Mechanics of Patent Protection
• Guidelines for Inventions
• Patent Litigation
• Bayh-Dole Act
Dr. Laccotripe Zacharakis is a partner at McCarter & English and has more than 16 years of experience in intellectual property matters. Dr. Laccotripe Zacharakis assists clients in developing and implementing effective IP strategies and building strong patent portfolios. Dr. Laccotripe Zacharakis also assists clients, such as companies and investors, with evaluating intellectual property assets in connection with acquisitions, licensing, collaborations and financing. Dr. Laccotripe Zacharakis represents a broad range of clients, including start-up biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, established biopharmaceutical corporations and academic institutions.
Thomas Hoover has been a patent attorney for over 25 years. His practice is devoted to counseling clients with respect to intellectual property rights, including patent, trademark and copyright law. He has been responsible for the development and oversight of both US and foreign patent portfolios for large and small corporations, universities, hospitals and venture funded start-ups through commercialization, acquisition or initial public offering. His practice includes the prosecution of patents before the US Patent and Trademark Office, patent appeals, reissue, reexamination and opposition proceedings in foreign jurisdictions.
Dan Kelly is a partner with McCarter & English and chairs its government contracts practice. Mr. Kelly’s practice focuses on counseling government contractors and grantees on preserving IP rights. With over twenty-five years of experience, Dan teaches government contracts as an adjunct at Suffolk University Law School.