Learn the basics of IP and what you need to do to protect your invention. You will learn about the different types of patents, provisional filings, patentability analysis, requirements for patentability, freedom to operate, copyrights, trademarks and other topics. Did you know you may be giving up your rights if you speak at a conference or publish before you’ve filed a patent? Edward will explain these complicated but essential topics and answer your questions. Register
Speaker: Edward Baba, JD PhD, Partner, Bozicevic, Field & Francis
Edward has worked with some of the world’s leading companies in these fields to build intellectual property portfolios that can be used offensively and defensively to protect or achieve a competitive advantage. Toward the same end, he works with these companies to analyze competitors’ portfolios and product strategies. Edward’s practice areas include patent prosecution, portfolio management, infringement and validity opinions, and due diligence reviews. His experience includes drafting and prosecuting numerous U.S. utility and design patents as well as coordinating foreign patent filings for his clients.
Another large aspect of Edward’s practice is post-grant proceedings, including reexamination and re-issue of U.S. patents and coordinating numerous oppositions of European patents in front of the Opposition Division of the European Patent Office. In the area of freedom-to-operate analysis, he works with clients during the development of a product to ensure them freedom to operate and to provide a strategy for minimizing risk vis-à-vis competitors’ patent portfolio.