CTCN Monthly Meeting, Wednesday, September 26, 2018: Should You Patent It Yourself
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IEEE CTCN Monthly Meeting, Wednesday, September 26, 2018: Should You Patent It Yourself
Date and Time
- Date: 26 Sep 2018
- Time: 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
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- 2121 West Parmer Lane at Lamplight Village Ave.
- Austin, Texas
- United States 78727
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Lester Johnson, IEEE Central Texas Consultants Network
Should You Patent It Yourself
IEEE CTCN Monthly Meeting, Wednesday, September 26, 2018:
Patents have, to some extent, fallen out of favor for the protection of certain Intellectual Property (IP). Recent statistics indicate as many as 80% of all issued patents are invalid because of poor quality of processing at the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO).
For many years, some inventors have obtained patents without the services of a Patent
Attorney or Agent using David Pressman’s fine book but there are some practical and management issues with that.
Bob will review these issues for certain situations and will describe a hybrid approach that has worked well.
Note: Bob is not a patent attorney or agent and therefore cannot provide legal advice on the subject.
Bio: Robert D. (Bob) Hunter is a retired manager of regulatory compliance and consultant whose published books treat intellectual property (IP) from a management perspective (not a "how-to"). Bob was one of the founders of the IEEE Consultants organization and served as Chair of the Central Texas Section (1980). Bob obtained BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering from Drexel University in 1959 and 1962, respectively. Bob was employed at Philco as a Patent Engineering Specialist for 12 years.
Address:Austin, Texas, United States
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