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Basic Patent Law for Non-Practitioners: What Every Attorney Should Know

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  • Description
    In the age of information sharing, product patenting has become almost as important as the product itself. This CLE course will explain the various complexities involved in product patenting as well as define the different types of patents and their importance. The course will also describe, in detail, the patent application process, the different between patents and intellectual property protection, the typical lifespan of patents, how to prevent the loss of rights and the legal requirements for patentability. The process of patenting is far more complex than people realize.
  • Instructor Bio

    David Aker

    David Aker received his J.D. after working in several engineering and technical positions. Professor Aker has since practiced intellectual property law with private firms and in corporate legal departments. He was an Intellectual Property Law Attorney with the Research Division of IBM and was Chief Patent Counsel, Analytical Instruments Division, of the company that was formerly The Perkin-Elmer Corporation in Norwalk, CT., a leading manufacturer of analytical instruments and life science systems. Professor Aker has his own practice in Hartsdale, New York, where he deals with all aspects of intellectual property, on a worldwide basis, for Fortune 500 companies, start up companies and individuals. He has taught Patent Law and related courses at the Law Center since 1983. In 1998, Professor Aker received Touro Law Center’s first annual Adjunct Professor of the Year award for dedicated and distinguished services to students. Since 2006, he has been on the faculty of the Practicing Law Institute's live Patent Bar Review Course, when it is offered in New York.