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IP 101 – A Primer for Inventors and Business Leaders
Instructors: Martin G. Belisario; Travis W. Bliss, Ph.D.; Lars H. Genieser, Ph.D.; Steven D. Lustig

Defining and distinguishing the types of protection and pros and cons for each: Trademarks, Copyrights, Trade Secrets, Patents

Key patent issues to be aware of when innovating; Eligibility (35 U.S.C. § 101); Written description and enablement (35 U.S.C. § 112); Anticipation (35 U.S.C. § 102);Obviousness (35 U.S.C. § 103) and objective indicia

Overview of the patenting process; Timing and costs

Patentability versus infringement and the concept of a dominating patent

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Martin G. Belisario
Partner @Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP
Martin G. Belisario assists clients in nearly all aspects of intellectual property law, including patent and trademark procurement; trade secret protection; development and implementation of IP licensing and monetization strategies; advice and opinions relating to issues of patentability, freedom to operate, and infringement; and challenging, defending, and enforcing IP rights in litigations in court and before the USPTO. Martin’s clients largely operate in the mechanical and light electrical technology areas. Martin tends to think of himself as a business lawyer first, meaning all IP advice is tailored to the business goals of the company.
Travis W. Bliss, Ph.D.
Partner @Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP
Dr. Travis W. Bliss assists clients in nearly all aspects of intellectual property law, including patent and trademark procurement; trade secret protection; development and implementation of IP licensing and monetization strategies; advice and opinions relating to issues of patentability, freedom to operate, and infringement; and challenging, defending, and enforcing IP rights in litigations in court and before the USPTO. Travis’s clients largely operate in the life sciences, biology, horticulture, agriculture, and cannabis technology areas, as well as in the mechanical arts. When counseling a client on an IP issue, Travis’s legal approach is to consider multiple facets of intellectual property law and the relevant industry in formulating his advice and opinions, which allows Travis to provide his clients with a comprehensive view of the IP landscape and solutions tailored to the client’s specific business needs and goals.
Lars H. Genieser, Ph.D.
Partner @Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP
Dr. Lars H. Genieser is a registered patent attorney who focuses his patent prosecution practice on pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and chemical, material science, and medical technologies for domestic and foreign clients. He effectively develops and implements worldwide patent protection strategies, prepares patentability and freedom-to-operate opinions, and prepares technology licenses.
Steven D. Lustig
Counsel @Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP
With over 20 years of experience, Steven D. Lustig’s practice focuses on all aspects of trademark law – from due diligence to enforcement. His international clientele ranges from individuals to large multinational companies. While his practice is in every commercial area, his is particularly experienced in the automotive, pharmaceutical, apparel, and technology industries.