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Basics of Patents: Are You Protected? Fundamentals of US Patents and Inventorship

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  • Description

    Intellectual property comprises an increasing proportion of a company’s value. As a result, protection of intellectual property is of great importance to company owners as well as stockholders.

    This CLE course will offer a basic overview of patent law and inventor-ship in the US, and explain the ins-and-outs of patent claims, requirements to be identified as an inventor and disclosure issues in a patent claim.

    The course will also explain how patent claims are used in the marketplace.

  • Instructor Bio

    Mark Nuell

    Dr. Mark Nuell is a registered patent attorney and is presently of counsel to Ditthavong, Steiner & Mlotkowski, a full-service law firm engaged in obtaining, commercializing and defending intellectual property.

    Dr. Nuell has been working in the field of intellectual property since 1991 and is an active member of the California bar and an inactive member of the Virginia bar. Dr. Nuell works principally in the life science and chemical arts.

    Dr. Nuell assists clients, including start-up and small companies as well as Fortune 500 companies, in the planning of their intellectual property strategy and in the obtaining of patent rights in their inventions, including management of their patent. His technical specialties span the arts of chemistry and the life sciences including novel chemical compounds and formulations of them, genetic engineering materials and methods, cloned nucleic acids, vectors, vaccines, gene therapy, cell lines, recombinant proteins, and antibodies. In addition, Dr. Nuell works in the fields of materials science, polymer compositions, diagnostic and therapeutic compositions and methods, separation materials and methods, various analytic methods, and petrochemical processes and apparatus.

    Dr. Nuell’s practice also includes a variety of transactional, due diligence and opinion work, including patentability, validity and infringement analyses and freedom to operate opinions relating to commercialization of intellectual property.

    University of Michigan (B.S. (chemistry), cum laude, 1979); University of Illinois (Ph.D. (biochemistry), 1986); George Mason University School of Law (J.D., 1997).