This course, led by White & Williams Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property group, Frank Bruno, provides an overview of U.S. patent law, focusing on aspects of a patent’s life cycle from invention to licensing and litigation.
This session also features a discussion of U.S. and foreign patenting issues, along with a discussion of recent significant court cases.
Frank Bruno focuses his practice on patent law and has considerable experience in electrical and computer technologies with particular emphasis on software semiconductors and telecommunications.
He has litigated patent cases involving semiconductor designs and methods of manufacture, digital telephony, image compression, and global positioning systems. He has counseled start-up companies and has represented buyers, sellers, and lenders in corporate transactions, such as acquisitions and financings, where intellectual property was a significant asset.
As a lawyer registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Frank has prosecuted patent applications in the U.S. and over 20 countries and regions abroad on a variety of technologies including computer hardware and software, biomedical devices, vehicle barriers, and methods of doing business. He has written opinions on patent validity and infringement in matters relating to cellular telephony, digital storage technology, and consumer electronics. He has also counseled clients regarding current and future patent portfolio strategies and assisted clients in selecting trademarks for key brands.
Prior to joining White and Williams, Frank was with the Gibbons law firm in Philadelphia.
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Frank was selected in a survey of his peers as a Pennsylvania "Super Lawyer" by Law & Politics magazine in 2014.
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Thanks Frank for an interesting lecture.
Great clear concise
This was more of an introductory course, which I was not expecting. But it was a good overview of patent law for any in-house counsel that is not a patent attorney
Well prepared. Great presentation!
While I practice IP law, my practice area does not cover patents. This was an excellent overview of the patent process.
Well-done talk—simplifying a not so simple subject matter and laying out a nice time line for the life of a patent.
very nice overview. the presentation was clear and informative.
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