Consultants Network - "What is Patentable and how to Monetize patented inventions"


Monday, April 8, 2019

IEEE Consultants’ Network of San Diego

Topic: "What is Patentable and how to Monetize patented inventions"



Bruce Greenhaus

Robert Cogan



This presentation is intended to provide important information regarding the changing landscape regarding what is currently considered eligible for patent protection and how to monetize patented inventions. In particular, the presentation will discuss the changes related to patenting software related inventions. In addition, information will be presented and questions answered regarding applying for patent protection generally, preparing license agreements, software consulting agreements and other related topics. This is a must see presentation for anyone that works in a technology field and that has asked, "can I patent this and is there a potential to get a return on my investment?"




Speaker Bio:


Bruce Greenhaus:

An intellectual property attorney for over 27 years, I have had the opportunity to work with and represent some of the best technology companies in the world. I was Vice President, Patent Counsel for Qualcomm, Inc. for 10 years, and more recently Vice President, Chief Patent Counsel for Entropic Communications, Inc., a midsize public corporation. I have been an adjunct professor of law with Thomas Jefferson School of Law since 2003. I have worked in both large and midsized firms. I have served as the president of the San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association (SDIPLA) and was on the board of directors of SDIPLA for four years. In addition, I served on the board of the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program. 


I authored an article that was cited by Chism on Patents, which is the leading treatise on patent law. I was also awarded the “Gina Maria Escarce Memorial Award” for “contributing to the understanding of complex legal issues.”


Robert Cogan:

Rob Cogan is Principal Attorney at Continuum Law in downtown San Diego.  The firm is a legal and business advisor to high tech, computer software and hardware companies, and entrepreneurs. Rob works with consulting agreements, contracts, software development, licensing, patents, copyrights, litigation, and trade secret disputes.  He has written and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications.  He has worked with computer and software patents since the inception of software patents.

Rob is a member of the California Bar with an electrical engineering degree from The Cooper Union in New York City and a law degree from the George Washington University National Law Center.


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Bruce Greenhaus

Robert Cogan


San Diego IEEE Consultants' Network Meeting Date and Time:
April 8, 2019 (Monday)
6:00 - 7:00 pm – Dinner and informal networking
7:00 - 8:30 pm – Meeting