Intellectual Property Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

'X'-ploring the Eagle Nebula and 'Pillars of Creation'

If you have an idea, it’s important you learn how to protect it. In this presentation you will get an overview on what to do if you get sued or if you want to sue someone else. The talk also covers the basics of licensing agreements and what to consider when structuring a licensing agreement.

About the speaker:

Dr. Burns has over six years’ experience as a patent attorney and has been a registered patent practitioner for over twelve. He has drafted and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications. From 2014-2020, Mike was an associate in the Orange County office of Knobbe Martens. During law school, Mike was a law clerk at the intellectual property firm of Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Dr. Burns earned his expertise in patent law by training under top-talent attorneys and scientists.

Dr. Burns was awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Chicago. He also trained as a post-doctoral fellow at the Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute of The Ohio State University, where he studied cardiac reperfusion injury. Mike has technical fluency in mechanical engineering, cell biology, molecular biology, and cardiac physiology.

Dr. Burns helps clients protect and use their intellectual property. Mike builds and manages strategic patent portfolios for clients operating in a wide range of technologies including medical devices, life sciences, and the mechanical arts. His practice also includes counseling on licensing and infringement issues.

For more information: https://www.burnspatentlaw.com

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