This 4-part workshop is intended as an introductory primer in patent law and practice for scientists, engineers and managers involved in business and technology. The workshop provides an overview of patent protection and trade secret protection. The workshop also covers the fundamentals of how to identify, and document an invention, search for patents related to the invention, and apply for a patent application. In particular, attendees will become familiar with the types of patent applications, patentability requirements, the parts of a patent application, and the prosecution process for getting a patent application allowed before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Attendees will also become familiar with foreign filing of patent applications, post grant patent options including mechanisms for challenging a U.S. patent before the USPTO, the various types of patent opinions and patent litigation. No prior knowledge of patent law is required.
Robert A. Migliorini is an in-house intellectual property attorney with Exxon Mobil Corporation. As a practicing IP attorney, Bob assists clients in all aspects of IP law, including patent preparation and prosecution, patent opinions, client counseling, and IP agreements and licensing. He is an author or coauthor of six IP journal articles related to patent law. Prior to becoming an attorney, Bob worked for 17-years for ExxonMobil Chemical Co., Films Business, in a variety of technical, operations and leadership positions. He is also an inventor or co-inventor of 14 U.S. patents related to thermoplastic films. He is licensed to practice law in various states and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Bob is also an adjunct law professor at Pace University School of Law in White Plains, NY where he teaches courses in Patent Practice & Procedure and IP Agreements & Licensing to law students.