Announcing intellectual property workshop series

Case Western Reserve University’s think[box], Intellectual Property Venture Clinic and Blackstone LaunchPad are hosting a series of workshops designed to help budding inventors manage their intellectual property—covering topics from patent law to trademarks and copyrights to the legal rights of inventors.
The workshops will take place on Saturday mornings throughout the academic year. The first workshop will be held Saturday, Sept. 12 at 10 a.m. in Nord Hall Room 356. From 10-11 a.m., patent attorney, Bryan Gallo, partner at Pearne & Gordon LLP, will explain how to access and use the United States Patent and Trademark Office website and how to find patents on a given technology, patentability, assignee, inventor etc., followed by a question and answer period.

Following a break for coffee and pastries, the second part of the workshop will be broken up into four technology groups, namely software, electrical, mechanical and chemical arts. A patent attorney for each technology will lead each subgroup through actual searches. The attorneys leading each group are: William Cooper (software) of Cooper Legal Group, Willam Samore (electrical) of Fay Sharpe and Michelle Tochtrop (chemical) of Pearne & Gordon. Attendees are encouraged to bring their laptops, ipads, etc., and participate in the searches.
Future workshops include:
Sat., Oct. 10, 2015
10 a.m., Richey Mixon Building
U.S. and foreign patents
Sat., Nov. 14, 2015
10 a.m., Richey Mixon Building
Funding for inventions and businesses
Sat., Jan. 23, 2016
10 a.m., Richey Mixon Building
The legal rights of inventors and joint inventors
Sat., Feb. 20, 2016
10 a.m., Richey Mixon Building
Using arbitration and mediation to resolve conflicts and the litigation process
Sat., Mar. 26, 2016
10 a.m., Richey Mixon Building
Trademarks and copyrights
Email Bob Sopko for more information and use this form to RSVP.
This series was organized by David B. Deioma (CIT ‘62; JD ‘65, Georgetown Law).