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Monday, April 8 • 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Patents in Practice Panel

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Presented by Barnes and Thornburg

Just because something can be patented doesn’t mean it should be or that the invention will create value. In this panel, you will hear from four experts with practical patent experience: a patent prosecution attorney, an in-house patent counsel, a patent valuation expert, and a patent investor. Learn key techniques to successfully commercialize intellectual property, common pitfalls, and how to focus research towards a solid intellectual property position able to protect your market and defends against the claims of others.

Moderators
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Robert Hess

Managing Director, Business Design, Ocean Tomo
Robert M. Hess is a managing director, and one of the founding members of Ocean Tomo, the leading Intellectual Capital Merchant Banc® firm. The company provides financial products and services related to Intellectual Property expert testimony, valuation, investments, and transactions.Mr... Read More →

Speakers
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Jeffrey A. Michael

Partner, Barnes & Thornburg
Jeffrey A. Michael is a partner in Barnes & Thornburg’s Grand Rapids, Michigan office, and a member of the Intellectual Property and Technology Departments, as well as the Nanotechnology Practice Group.Jeffrey serves corporate and individual clients by obtaining intellectual property... Read More →
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Jodi Clifford

Director, Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic, The University of Notre Dame
Jodi Clifford is the founding director of Notre Dame Law School’s Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic, where she teaches and practices intellectual property law. Prior to joining the law school faculty in 2011, she was a patent attorney at Thompson Hine, LLP and is... Read More →
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Michael Noonan

VP of Intellectual Property, Laird Technologies
Michael Noonan has been vice president and chief IP counsel at Laird since 2008. Laird is a 195-year-old technology company, founded as a shipbuilder in Liverpool, England in 1824, transforming into an electronics components and systems manufacturer today. Laird is a leading supplier... Read More →


Monday April 8, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Notre Dame Law School 1100 Eck Hall of Law, Notre Dame, IN 46556, USA