We will examine how to scope ongoing R&D and flag pertinent intellectual property (IP). This IP includes patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. We will cover what is patentable and how to identify candidate inventions for patent screening review. We look at recent software patent trends and special challenges unique to machine learning (AI/ML), cloud computing, and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) inventions. This webinar also shows how engineers can navigate the patent drafting and examination process for software patent applications. Finally, we look at pitfalls and Do’s and Don'ts for engineers and software companies with respect to discussing a new idea/product and publication as part of an invention harvesting process.
1.0 credit hours of Continuing Legal Education is currently pending for the state of Ohio.
Mike is a partner in the Vorys Washington, D.C. office and member of the technology and intellectual property group. He began his career serving for six years as a patent examiner in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) handling an active optoelectronic devices and systems docket. Now, Mike brings unique patent solutions from defensive and offensive perspectives. He helps clients harvest innovation, protect products and services, and monetize or defend patent portfolios.
Laura is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, LLP, and a member of the intellectual property, media, technology and entertainment group. She counsels clients on a variety of aspects of intellectual property law including trademark, copyright, and internet law issues; IP issues related to social media and licensing and due diligence for IP transactions and disputes.
Khaled is a partner in the Vorys Washington, D.C. office and a member of the technology and intellectual property group. He has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and has worked as a patent examiner in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He also spent more than 20 years in Silicon Valley counseling tech companies of all sizes and nationalities in building and monetizing their U.S. and international IP portfolios. From start-ups to large multinational concerns, Khaled has closely associated with inventors, engineers and in-house counsel to develop patent incentive programs, harvest inventions, and draft and prosecute patent applications, implementing effective strategies to build strong IP positions in the marketplace.