Anatomy of a Patent for Executives and Entrepreneurs
Events Steven Colby 9:00 am - 10:30 am PDT
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Veteran Silicon Valley intellectual property attorney Dr. Steven Colby will do a deep dive into how to read and interpret patents. This presentation is geared towards decision-makers and will provide attendees with a level of understanding that will allow them to evaluate patents and pending patent application in order to make educated business decisions.
Dr. Colby will discuss:
- What is patentable
- The rights conveyed in an issued patent
- The differences between the specification and claims
- How to interpret claims, priority and patent families
- The indicators of good and bad patents
- The practical value of patents
Please come with your questions, comments and scenarios.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Steven Colby is a partner and patent attorney at Rimon. He focuses on early stage startups and develops IP with a view towards increasing company valuation.
Dr. Colby received his Ph.D. from Indiana University at Bloomington, where he focused on the development and design of scientific instruments. He has over 40 published scientific papers and abstracts and holds several patents.
Prior to becoming a patent attorney, Dr. Colby was director of product development for a scientific instrument company. His professional background extends to software and hardware development, website development, manufacturing management, electronics, sensors, measurement devices, control systems, mass spectrometry, chromatography, and bioanalysis.
Rimon, which has 46 offices internationally, is at the vanguard of legal innovation and has been repeatedly recognized by the Financial Times as one of North America’s most innovative law firms. The firm’s managing partners were both named ‘Legal Rebels’ by the American Bar Association’s ABA Journal and have spoken on innovations in the practice of law at Harvard and Stanford Law Schools. Rimon and its lawyers have also received numerous awards for excellence, including from Best Lawyers and Chambers.