DENVER — On March 24, ten Sheridan Ross patent attorneys and patent agents presented a day of programming at the American Chemical Society’s annual conference in Denver. The event, which drew nearly 14,000 chemists, academics, attorneys and other professionals to the city, was the organization’s 249th conference, and it provided multiple tracks of programming including one that was exclusively focused on chemistry and the law.
Sheridan Ross had a full day of programming on a range of topics, including an update on Federal Circuit and US Supreme Court patent cases, an analysis of the key differences between patents and trade secrets, the importance of nondisclosure and noncompete agreements, and more. The firm’s presenters included attorneys Ben Lieb, Rob Brunelli, Bruce Kugler, Doug Swartz, Joe Kovarik, John Posthumus, Hiwot Covell, Kendria Pearson, and David Kellis, along with patent agent Dr. Michael Incorvia. John Posthumus worked alongside the director of the Denver office of the USPTO, Russ Slifer, to present an update on changes to the patent office. The firm also worked with Japanese patent attorney Yoshinori Shimizu of the Soei Law Firm, who presented on the topic of the Inventive Step in Japan, Europe and the U.S.
The presentations can be downloaded and viewed here.