The IP Guys, Two Engineers Turned Lawyers to Encourage and Protect our Intellectual Property

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Every engineer dreams of obtaining a patent. Stuart Shapiro and Patrick Finnan will take you through the journey of the steps involved, what typically qualifies and what you can do yourself and what might be best left to a patent attorney. Along the way they will share some interesting examples of patents, challenges from trolls and getting a patent in a corporate environment. They will also talk about how the patent system can be used as an effective tool for engineers learning about what is already available and ways to save on development time by reviewing prior designs. There will be ample time for questions, answers and networking so you can get specific information of interest.



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  • 9801 Washingtonian Blvd
  • 2nd Floor Conference Room
  • Gaithersburg, Maryland
  • United States 20878
  • Building: Tall Sodexo Building, Free parking in garage next door
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  • Co-sponsored by CH02100 - Northern Virginia/Balt/Wash Jt Sections Chap,SIT30
  • Starts 24 October 2017 05:00 AM
  • Ends 08 November 2017 09:00 AM
  • All times are America/New_York
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Patrick

Patrick of Edell, Shapiro & Finnan LLC

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Patrick Finnan is the managing partner of Edell, Shapiro & Finnan and has been involved in the intellectual property field for over 23 years.  With an advanced degree in Electrical Engineering and related practical work experience, Patrick brings a wealth of experience in patent counseling, procurement, prosecution, and licensing in a wide range of electrical and communication technologies, including semiconductor technologies, electronic circuitry, wireless and network communications, optical networks and devices, navigation systems, optical and laser devices, imaging and display technologies, power filtration and management, computer hardware and software, hazardous substance detection, as well as e-commerce and financial services and mechanical systems and devices.  Patrick currently manages a team of attorneys in connection with patent prosecution and related services for several large domestic and foreign corporations as well as smaller emerging technology companies.

Patrick’s practice encompasses counseling in all aspects of patent and trademark legal matters including developing and implementing domestic and foreign patent application prosecution strategies and portfolio management, preparing patent clearance, patentability, invalidity and non-infringement opinions, managing patent prosecution, post-issuance procedures, due diligence for mergers and acquisitions, and licensing and enforcement matters.

Patrick began his career in intellectual property at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office working as a Patent Examiner and Classifier in the arts of encryption, spread-spectrum communications, radar, and display technologies.  After leaving the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Patrick joined the Sughrue Mion law firm, where he was involved in a wide range of patent matters including patent prosecution and litigation, invalidity and non-infringement opinion writing, licensing, and reissue, reexamination, and interference proceedings.

Before embarking on a career in intellectual property, Patrick gained several years of practical engineering experience as a radar systems engineer for Westinghouse Electric Corporation, now Northrop Grumman Corporation.  While employed at Westinghouse, he was responsible for the design, simulation, and implementation of airborne radar tracking systems for the F-22 Advanced Tactical Fighter and the Longbow Hellfire missile seeker for the Apache helicopter.

Stuart

Stuart of Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC

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IP for Engineers

Biography:

Stuart Shapiro is a founding Member of Edell, Shapiro & Finnan. He counsels clients in matters pertaining to patent law, and prepares and prosecutes patent applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He has extensive patent prosecution experience, especially in the fields of computer hardware and software. In addition, Stuart has participated in various aspects of patent litigation including attending court hearings, and preparation of patent related opinions and briefs.

Stuart was a U.S. Patent Examiner working in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Speech Processing, and Robotic Control. In addition, Stuart worked as a Software Engineer for several years with various major corporations prior to entering the Patent Law field.

Address:9801 Washingtonian Blvd, , Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States, 20878

Patrick of Edell, Shapiro & Finnan LLC

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Stuart of Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC

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IP for Engineers

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Address:Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States





Agenda

6:30 Dinner and Networking

7:00 Program

8:00 Discussion and Networking