Fall Workshop Series: Intellectual Property

Michael J. Shuster, JD PhD, Partner, Intellectual Property Group, Fenwick & West and Co-chair of the firm’s life sciences practice. Michael’s practice includes patent prosecution, portfolio analysis, due diligence, litigation and opinion work for startup and established biotechnology companies, venture capital firms and research universities and hospitals. Learn the basics of IP and what you need to do to protect your invention. Michael will explain 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? You will learn these complicated but essential topics. Tickets.

Speakers

Michael J. Shuster
Partner, Intellectual Property Group
Fenwick & West
Michael Shuster provides strategic intellectual property legal services to biotechnology and chemical/pharmaceutical companies. His practice includes patent prosecution, portfolio analysis, due diligence, litigation and opinion work. His clients include start-up and established biotechnology companies, venture capital firms and research universities and hospitals. He marries a deep scientific and technical background, cutting-edge legal experience and pragmatic business acumen to help his