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LIVE WEBINAR! Patents: A Basic Introduction

  • Tuesday, February 21, 2012
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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PATENTS: A Basic Introduction

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST

This live webinar is a basic introduction to patent law for the creative arts community. 

Topics include: 
1.   Patent law basics 
2.   Anatomy of a patent 
3.   Anatomy of a design patent 
3.   What makes a good patent 
4.   U.S. patent process 
5.   PCT patent process 

Erik Metzger, Architecture Patent Portfolio Manager, Intel Corporation  
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Erik Metzger, Intel Architecture Patent Portfolio Manager. Erik Metzger holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Kansas and a law degree with an emphasis on intellectual property from Santa Clara University.  He began his career at Intel in 1994 as an engineer developing Intel microprocessors.  In 1999, he was invited to join Intel’s patent attorney training program, in which he received on-the-job training as a patent attorney while attending law school at night.  After passing the patent bar and California bar exams in 2003, he became an in-house patent attorney at Intel Corporation, where he currently manages the Intel microprocessor patent portfolio and helps to procure, license, and litigate Intel patents.

CLA webinars are produced with the support of the National Endowment for the Arts, the California Arts Council, the LA Department of Cultural Affairs, the LA County Arts Commission, the San Francisco Arts Commission and the Quentin Hancock Fund.



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