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2016

U.S. Patent Strategy for Scientists, Engineers and Physicians

ORKTS would like to bring to your attention the captioned event. Our speaker, Mr. Stephen HOW will be sharing with us his insights in applying for a patent in the US to protect your research and the different strategies thereof.

Date 18 March 2016 (Fri)
Time 04:00pm
Venue ERB408, 4/F, William M W Mong Engineering Building
Organiser ORKTS, CUHK
Enquiry Dr. Stephen Lam, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., +852 3943 9398 
Dr. Ken Chow, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., +852 3943 1453
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ORKTS would like to bring to your attention the captioned event. Our speaker, Mr. Stephen Hou will be sharing with us his insights in protecting your research and the different strategies in applying for a patent in the US.  


  About the Speaker:
Mr. Stephen Hou

Mr. Stephen M. HOU is a Doctor of Law candidate at the New York University School of Law, where he is a Dean’s Award Scholar and an InSITE Fellow, advising start-up companies on entrepreneurship and venture capital. He has practiced patent prosecution for an intellectual property boutique firm in Boston and for a premier general practice law firm in San Francisco. Prior to his career in law, he has been involved in three award-winning start-up companies in Boston and Tokyo, serving as co-founder, chief engineer and software engineer. Stephen graduated Phi Beta Kappa with four degrees in physics and electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he was a microsystems engineer and instructor, earning the Goodwin Medal for Excellence in Teaching and the President Paul E. Gray Award for Excellence in Research.
 

Abstract:

Patent protection for inventions is a valuable component of business strategy for start-ups, established companies, and everyone in between. This talk will discuss strategies for navigating the U.S. patent application and prosecution processes to obtain a patent with the broadest possible protection that will also withstand legal challenges later. These strategies include properly determining inventorship and ownership early on, amending claims, conducting interviews with patent examiners, filing continuing applications, and requesting ex parte reexaminations. We will look at how notable Supreme Court and Federal Circuit cases have shaped patent law and what they mean for inventors.