Protecting Valuable Intellectual Property

August 25, 2021
3:00-4:00 PM EST

CNY Biotech Accelerator, Upstate Medical University presents

 Protecting Valuable Intellectual Property

August 25, 2021, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT
James F. Harrington, Esq. and Wayne L. Ellenbogen, Esq., Hoffmann & Baron, LLP


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A recent spate of initial public offerings, high-profile mergers and acquisitions, and litigation has thrust intellectual property (IP) into an increasingly critical position in global economics.  Changes in the global economic environment have influenced the development of business models where IP is a central element establishing value and potential growth.  In today’s business climate, organizations that base their operations on IP and innovation are far more likely to succeed.  However, many organizations often fail to identify protectable IP or understand the value of and the risks to their IP, even when that IP may account for a substantial percentage of the company’s value.

The objective of this presentation is to provide entrepreneurs, start-up companies and even well-established companies a brief introduction into how to identify potentially valuable IP, generally explain the different types of IP available, and some of the various ways in which they can protect their IP.  We also share some experiences on how IP can be used to provide a competitive advantage as well as attract business investment and funding.

James Harrington is the senior partner in the firm’s New York office. He has extensive experience in all aspects of intellectual property practice, including both prosecution and litigation. Mr. Harrington is also highly experienced in managing the firm’s university and research-based clients. Mr. Harrington has also served as an Adjunct Professor for the Entrepreneurship & Intellectual Property Practicum, a clinic offered at Hofstra University School of Law, from Fall 2016 to the present. Fields of technology include biology, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, and chemistry. Practice areas include patent and trademark prosecution and litigation; post-grant proceedings including Inter Partes Review (IPR) and Post Grant Review (PGR); opinions, including freedom-to-operate, patentability, validity, and infringement; due diligence investigations; licensing; and client counseling.

Wayne Ellenbogen is a partner in the firm’s New York office.   He has extensive experience in all aspects of intellectual property practice, with a particular focus on patent preparation and prosecution.  Mr. Ellenbogen has worked both as an in-house attorney for a Fortune 100 company and in private practice.  Prior to joining the firm in 2018, he spent several years as a founding member in a successful patent firm.  He also has several years of experience as a senior electrical engineer, responsible for analog and digital semiconductor design and fabrication projects for the automotive and computer industries, as well as the U.S. military.  Fields of technology include electrical, analog and digital circuitry, semiconductor devices and fabrication, wireless communications, RF power systems, microprocessors and control systems, memory and data storage products, electro-optics, software, and mechanical devices and systems.  Practice areas include patent and trademark prosecution and litigation support; post-grant proceedings, including reexaminations; opinions, including freedom-to-operate, patentability, validity and non-infringement; due diligence investigations; licensing; and client counseling.

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