Thursday, May 7, 2009

Webinar: Selected Salient Intellectual Property Issues that Scientists/Engineers and Their Managers, and Patent Professionals Need to be Aware of

Webinar: “Selected Salient Intellectual Property Issues that Scientists/Engineers and Their Managers, and Patent Professionals Need to be Aware of”

Presented by: Florida Photonics Cluster and Patents on Demand, P.A.

When: Wednesday May 20, 2009 – 2:00 PM
Duration: 40 minutes followed by a Q&A Period

The FPC is hosting this timely webinar on the topic of intellectual property and patent issues, presented by Neil Jetter and Brian Buchheit of Patents on Demand, P.A. Topics that will be covered include the following:

I. Provisional patent applications; when appropriate to use and when not appropriate to use, and reasons for both.

II. Claims; what a properly drafted claim set should protect, types of claims, and reasons to generally avoid means-plus function claims including the narrow scope currently generally afforded in the U.S. to means-plus-function claims.

III. Recently decided U.S. patent cases including In re Bilski (Fed. Cir. 2008 - en Banc) and KSR (KSR International Co. v. Teleflex, Inc.), and their application to and affect on software/algorithm-based inventive subject matter in particular, including patent prosecution strategies following Bilsky and KSR.

Brian Buchheit ( is the founder of Patents on Demand, P.A. and Neil Jetter ( is a principal attorney in the Firm, having a main office in Coral Springs, Florida (

Patents on Demand, P.A. provides IP services for clients including IBM, Motorola, and Texas Instruments. Buchheit is a registered patent attorney, has a software engineering degree, and focuses on software, telecommunications, and electronic patents. Jetter is a registered patent attorney, has an engineering chemistry (material science/chemistry) degree and a Masters in electrical engineering, and focuses on electronic circuits, sensors, optics, acousto-optics, and material science.

NOTE: This seminar requires that attendees use a Java-enabled browser with a high bandwidth connection. Audio is via telephone. Long distance toll charges may apply. There is no charge to participate in this on-line seminar. Connection lines are limited, however, so reserve yours now.
The Florida Photonics Cluster supports the growth and profitability of the Florida photonics industry through the strength of a unified voice. The FPC is open to all Florida-based companies and organizations that provide optics and photonics products or services, and to companies and other organizations that provide services to optics and photonics companies.

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