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SVIPLA 5-27-21 Webinar: "Best Practices on Invention Capture: How to Get the Best Out of Your Inventors"

  • 27 May 2021
  • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (PDT)

SVIPLA May 2021 Webinar
"Best Practices on Invention Capture:
How to Get the Best Out of Your Inventors"

DATE: Thursday, May 27th 2021
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

REGISTER

Registrations accepted through Wednesday, May 26th, 2021
(Webinar link will be sent to you following your registration)

PROGRAM:
Invention capture is very little talked about. Yet, a successful prosecution starts there and a poor invention capture will likely significantly limit the chances to grant. Join us to hear on best practices to get the best out of your inventors.

We’ll be exploring:

  • How to incentivize and engage your inventors, including inventors from under-represented groups
  • How to make the process efficient (read: successful), either starting from scratch or adapting an existing process
  • How to get the right details to build a strong patent application
  • How to build Invention disclosure templates / forms
  • How involved should the outside counsel be

SPEAKERS:
Kevin Brown, Vice President, IP Recursion Pharmaceuticals
Liz Evertsz, Senior Patent Agent, Becton Dickinson
Vivek Ganti, Patent Counsel, Leia Inc.
Moderator: Emily Collins, San Francisco Liaison Office, Kilburn & Strode

SPEAKERS BIOS:
Kevin Brown is Vice President of IP at Recursion Pharmaceuticals. Previously, he was Director of IP at NVIDIA. He is a Corporate IP attorney with significant experience in patent portfolio development and maintenance, budgeting, outside counsel management, patent prosecution, open source software, project management, standards bodies, license evaluation, commercial contracting, and IP process development for Silicon Valley companies. Demonstrated ability to multitask effectively, to manage competing deadlines, and to communicate effectively with legal and business professionals. Specialties: Patent prosecution, strategic portfolio development, open source licensing, legal process and policy development.  Kevin received his J.D. in Computer Science at Michigan State University and J.D. at the University of Illinois College of Law.

Liz Evertsz is a Senior Patent Agent for Becton Dickenson a multi-national medical technology company, where she has been responsible for patent portfolio development and maintenance of the Biosciences division protecting innovation related to flow cytometry and cell analysis for 10 years. Prior to that Liz has supported a number of small and medium start-ups as both a scientist and as a patent professional in fields as varied as gene expression, solar cell manufacture and cleantech cement chemistry. Liz has a B.S in chemistry from Rutgers University and Ph.D in Chemistry from the University of Oregon.

Vivek Ganti is Patent Counsel at Leia Inc., the leading provider of Lightfield hardware and content services. Lightfield is a new visual medium that lets you experience imagery with complex light effects, such as textures and sparkles, as well as 3D depth and look-around. Before joining Leia, Vivek was at law firms. Vivek received his B.S in Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Davis and his J.D. at Santa Clara University School of Law.

Jonah Probell is IP Strategist at SoundHound, a voice AI company, where he is responsible for building a high-value international patent portfolio. Jonah has 21 years of experience in engineering, marketing, and patenting at several fast growing small and medium sized Silicon Valley companies in the semiconductor and software fields. He has supported IP licensing deals in 8 countries on 3 continents. Jonah is author of Patenting for the Small Company and occasionally speaks in forums such as Santa Clara University Law School, Silicon Valley IP Law Association, and the Bay Area Chizai lecture series. Jonah has written for Tokugikon magazine in Japan, given a webinar to hundreds of patent attorneys in China, is a frequent contributor to the National Association of Patent Practitioners forum in the US, and coordinates the Discussion of Patents meetup for free basic patent education for entrepreneurs.

Emily Collins is a European patent attorney based in San Francisco, providing on-the-ground European IP support to West Coast companies. Emily has a background in physics and is well-versed in patent prosecution and IP strategy for multinational companies. Emily’s technical expertise includes software, aerospace and medical devices, with a focus on radiotherapy. Emily writes and speak regularly on mental health in IP, addressing the gender gap in professional services, and female inventorship in worldwide patent filings.

CLE: 1 Hour CLE credit available.

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