Patents form a specialized area of the law, but practicing attorneys are often the first people consulted about them by their clients. Patent issues arise in a host of legal contexts, including corporate entity formation, negotiation of capital investment terms, shareholder agreements and even family law. This course offers an overview of patents. It covers how patents work, the rights they confer and the way inventors can use them for business advantage. The course also discusses the legal standards required for filing and defending a patent.
About the Instructor
Ed Radlo, Esq. is a highly experienced patent attorney who represents many prominent corporations, universities, and individuals. Ed engages in patent prosecution, licensing, export control compliance, and patent litigation in the fields of telecommunications, computer hardware and software, data security, cryptography, and semiconductor processing. He successfully represented the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in litigation defending MIT’s famous RSA patent, the basic patent in public key cryptography. He has authored over 45 publications in cryptography and the law, patent harmonization, and other topics; and has given over 50 lectures at legal and scientific symposia. He was formerly a partner with Fenwick & West LLP and Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP, and the Patent Counsel of Ford Aerospace Corporation. He served as a law clerk on the Supreme Court of Rhode Island.