The Useful Arts – Protecting Inventors’ Discoveries Through U.S. Patent Law (September 2017) [17612-3MP3 / 17612-3VIDEO]

The Useful Arts – Protecting Inventors’ Discoveries Through U.S. Patent Law (September 2017) [17612-3MP3 / 17612-3VIDEO]

Original Program Date: September 22, 2017
Duration: 47 minutes
Credits: Law & Legal Procedure: 0.75
List Price:$60.00
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This recorded session was presented as part of the live seminar and webcast, Intellectual Property Basics: A Fundamental Foundation, recorded on September 22, 2017, in Seattle, WA. If you attended the live seminar or webcast and reported CLE credits, you cannot also report credits from watching or listening to this recording.

“The Congress shall have Power To...promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries....” Article I, Section 8, clause 8 – United States Constitution.

Any area of the law codified in the United States Constitution is subject to great respect, sordid history, and loads of misunderstanding and reinterpretation. The very first patent ever issued by the United States was on July 31, 1790, issued to Samuel Hopkins for an apparatus and method for an improvement in the making of Pot ash and Pearl ash, common ingredients in fertilizer at the time. As science and technology have developed, one might question if improvements to this new apparatus and method of making fertilizer are also patentable. What about a computer-controlled machine for making this old fertilizer? How about a new use in treating a human disease with this old fertilizer? What about a new fertilizer that functions the same as this old fertilizer but made from different ingredients of a different method?

This session explores the basics of US Patent Law for Utility Patents (different form Design Patents) from the perspective of a non-patent practitioner. The initial focus is on patent basics delivered at a brisk pace and concludes with on overview of modern legal questions facing US Patent law.

Presenter: Kevin D. Jablonski – Lane Powell PC, Seattle

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