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Patent Strategies for Small Businesses

February 2, 2019-9:30 am - 10:30 pm

Have you asked yourself any of the following questions: How developed does my idea have to be before I patent it? How much will it cost? How long will it take? What if I change something in the design after I file? I am not a big company – what am I really going to do with this patent if I get it? Can’t (or shouldn’t) I just keep my invention as a trade secret? Can I market my product while it is in the patent process? Is there anything else that I can do to protect my invention? What if I hired a consultant and it’s the consultant’s idea?
If so, take an hour with us on Saturday, February 2, 2019, at 9:30 am., eat something bad for you, and listen to something good for you!

About the speaker:
Benjamen Kern is a registered patent attorney. He has served as in-house IP counsel and has many years of private practice experience. His practice is presently evenly divided between preparation and prosecution of patent applications and litigation of various types of disputes.

His experience in patent preparation and prosecution spans various technologies, including mechanical and medical device technology, chemistry and chemical engineering technology, biochemistry and biotechnical technology, laser science, and energy-generation and environmental technology.

Benjamen’s litigation experience is equally diverse. He has significant experience in patent litigation involving various technologies, including chemical cases, mechanical cases, and laser-related cases. In relation to his intellectual property litigation practice, Benjamen regularly advises clients regarding patent infringement, validity, and enforcement issues. This frequently involves preparing freedom to operate, right-to-sue, and other advisory opinions.


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