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SDIF March Meeting: “What is the use of the patent?

March 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The March meeting will focus on Protection and will feature a presentation on “What is the use of the patent? by Jason Jardine of Knobe Martens.  Because of a recent trend towards invalidation of patents during post grant procedures at the patent office or during litigation, our meeting will include a lively discussion of how patents can still be useful in small businesses.Our Inventor Spotlight section will feature the success of one or more long-time inventors that hold many patents.  If you would like to share your success at a future meeting, please let us know.

For new attendees at each meeting, SDIF board member, Michele Nash-Hoff, also gives a brief description of the disastrous effect on inventors’ patent rights created by the America Invents Act of 2011, especially by the creation of the Patent Trial and Review Board (PTAB) that has been invalidating up to 84% of patents in the past couple of years.  At January’s meeting, she briefly described the work of US Inventors to restore patent rights since Paul Morinville founded the organization in 2014.  US Inventor is the only organization representing small inventors, businesses, and startups to enact change that supports these groups, and it has grown to about 87,000 members over the past couple of years.  Please support the Inventor’s Rights Resolution, which you can sign here.

Venue

Knobbe Martens
3579 Valley Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92130 United States
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Venue

Knobbe Martens
3579 Valley Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92130 United States
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