Seasoned Patent Counsel Opine on Recent PTO Rulemaking Proposals with Glenn Von Tersch of Perkins Coie as moderator and discussants Brian Hickman of Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, Monte Cooper of Orrick, Jim Mullen of Morrison & Foerster, and Vern Noviel of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.
The PTO has made several recent proposals on the topic of continuations, information disclosure statements, accelerated examination and alternative patent products.
The speakers describe these proposals and examine their usefulness for the bar, their potential impact on business clients, and the likelihood of implementation.
This discussion took place on October 26, 2006 and is 1 hour and 32 minutes long.
Co-Sponsored with Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association
Monte Cooper, of counsel in the Silicon Valley office, is a member of the Intellectual Property Group. He focuses his practice on patent litigation that involves computer software and hardware, as well as network-related applications.
Brian Hickman is a partner at Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker. His practice is primarily directed to intellectual property matters, with special emphasis on computer and software-based inventions. His practice includes intellectual property counseling and strategic planning. He has assisted in the formation of in-house patent programs for numerous clients, ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100 corporations.
James J. Mullen, III is Of Counsel in the San Diego office of Morrison & Foerster LLP, and a member of the Intellectual Property Practice Group. Dr. Mullenâ€™s practice includes strategic patent procurement, general counseling on infringement issues, and intellectual property due diligence studies. He also provides counseling on interference issues and reexamination practices.
Vern Norviel is a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he leads the patents and innovation counseling practice. Vern has more than two decades of experience in formulating successful strategies for life science companies and the development of their IP programs. He represents a wide variety of companies, as well as venture capital firms, in areas such as therapeutics, diagnostics, nanotechnology, genomics, proteomics, and personalized medicine.
Glenn Von Tersch
Glenn Von Tersch is a Patent and Intellectual Property Attorney representing clients in various fields of technology from an office in Menlo Park, California. He practices with Perkins Coie, a firm with a national presence within the United States and a focus on technology.