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Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013

8:30 AM9:30 AM Goergen Hall 101

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BME Seminar Series: Anne M. Schneiderman, Ph.D., Partner, HARRIS BEACH PLLC

Intellectual property in the life sciences


Have you ever wondered whether your research could lead to a patentable invention, or whether you already have invented something patentable? Anne Schneiderman, a patent attorney, will give an introduction to intellectual property in the life sciences and the patenting process.

  • Intellectual Property (IP) Basics: patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets
  • Is my invention patentable?
  • New changes to US patent laws
  • Analyzing my invention’s patent “landscape”
  • Advance planning for filing patent applications abroad
  • Patent application timelines and deadlines

Dr. Schneiderman is a partner of the Harris Beach law firm where she is a member of the Intellectual Property Practice Group. A biologist as well as a patent attorney, Dr. Schneiderman's practice focuses on domestic and foreign patent procurement, opinion work and strategic planning. She has represented high technology clients in the field of patent law dealing with biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, nanotechnology, medical devices, environmental chemistry and agriscience. Prior to practicing law, Dr. Schneiderman had a 20-year career as an academic researcher and professor. She holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University as well as a law degree from Stanford University.