3DTV NoE - Workshops on Patenting Issues and Technology Transfer, 2008
3DTV WORKSHOP #2 on Patenting Issues, 30 January 2008, Grasellenbach, Germany
09:00 - 10:30 presentations
10:30 - 10:40 coffee break
10:40 - 12:30 presentations
- Review of basic concepts
- Types of intellectual property
- Patent protection, infringement and patentability
- Practical considerations relating to the decision to patent
- Patent strategy and the patenting process
- Important US-specific topics: dealing with the only first-to-invent patent system
- What is an "invention"?
- Conception, reduction-to-practice, and why they are important
- Best practices for recordkeeping during the invention process
- Non-disclosure agreements, and when to use them
- Practical example of the process of patenting, including analysis of a granted patent
- Brief review of the current non-obviousness requirement for patentability in the US
- Discussion of stages of the patent process, with reference to an example granted patent
- Basic strategies for claiming an invention, with reference to the example granted patent
- EPO-specific topics relating to the example granted patent: inventive step and oppositions
3DTV WORKSHOP #2 on on Technology Transfer Issues, 30 January 2008, Grasellenbach, Germany
14:00 - 15:00 Speaker; Yasemin Erdal, Cyberpark
Technology Parks and their role in technology transfer
15:00 - 15.15 Coffee Break
15:15 - 16:00 Cemil Türün, Yogurt and Tanju Erdem, Momentum
Panel: First hand experience in building successful start-up
Panel director: Levent Onural, Bilkent
Bill Neobard is a European & UK Patent Attorney. A partner of Kilburn & Strode in London, he gained experience working at the UK
Patent Office as a Senior Examiner in the television, computing and circuitry areas. Much of his practice is now in those areas.
Mr. Discher is a US patent attorney and attorney at law, and special counsel at Covington & Burling. His practice focuses on all phases of patent
prosecution and counseling, including investigating, obtaining, protecting, and enforcing intellectual property rights. Mr. Discher's counseling
practice includes providing strategic advice to US and international companies on procurement, management and enforcement of patent portfolios, and
intellectual property issues. He has extensive experience in patent prosecution of US and foreign applications for electrical, computer, and business
method inventions, as well as in preparing validity, infringement and freedom to operate opinions, and due-diligence analysis. Mr. Discher also has
experience litigating patents that have pertained to technologies such as wireless communication, semiconductor chips, video display systems, and
global positioning systems. Mr. Discher is resident in the Washington, DC office of Covington & Burling.
Telephone: (202) 662-5485
Dr. Sinan Utku is a US patent attorney and attorney at law (Washington, DC and New York), and special counsel at Covington & Burling.
His practice includes the drafting of patent applications and patent opinions, patent prosecution, technology transfers, patent due
diligence and patent litigation. He has had significant experience in the technology areas of telecommunications, fiber optics and
image processing, cryptography, computer software, business methods, and the electrical arts generally. Dr. Utku is resident in the
London office of Covington & Burling.
Ms Yasemin Eda Erdal has been working as Business Development Specialist and EU Projects Coordinator at Cyberpark, Technopark of Bilkent University,
for two years. Her specialty areas include experience on operation of technoparks and incubation centers, Small and Medium Size Enterprises (SME)
development and project management. She has master's degrees both in European Studies and Business Administration.
Fax: + 90-(0)-312-2650048