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"Navigating the Patent Maze"
Legal Workshop
Tuesday December 5, 2006

� 8:30-9:00 AM Breakfast, Networking & Registration
� 9:00-10:30 PM Workshop

In the United States, patents are awarded to the first to invent, and not the first to file a patent application. When an inventorship dispute arises, your laboratory notebook might be your only chance to prove you invented the invention first.

Come to this session to learn about:
    � the ramifications of improper naming;
    � how to protect your patent through publication presentations;
    � notebooks best practices...


Richard G. A. Bone, Associate, Fish & Richardson P.C.
Richard Bone is an Associate in the Silicon Valley office of Fish & Richardson P.C. His practice emphasizes patent prosecution in the area of chemistry. Mr. Bone's experience includes patent preparation and prosecution in the chemical, biotechnological, and computational arts; patent portfolio strategy and management; patent due diligence; client counseling; patent invalidity and freedom to operate opinions; trademark prosecution; and review of license agreements. His technical experience includes work as a senior computational chemist at Proteus Molecular Design, United Kingdom (1997-1999); as a post doctoral associate and scientist, Terrapin Technologies (1994-1996); SERC (NATO) a post doctoral fellow, Molecular Research Institute (1993-1994); and a SERC (NATO) post doctoral fellow, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada (1992-1993).

Limin Zheng, Associate, Fish & Richardson P.C.
Limin Zheng's practice emphasizes litigation in the biotechnology area. Ms. Zheng's technical experience includes having served as a postdoctoral research associate with Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Developmental Biology (1998-2000), and as a graduate research assistant with University of Pittsburgh Department of Biological Sciences (1993 - 1997). Ms. Zheng previously served as a legal extern to the Honorable Claudia Wilken, United States District Court for the Northern District of California (2002), and a summer extern to the Honorable D. Lowell Jensen, United States District Court for the Northern District of California (2001).
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