Do you have questions about patents? Would you like to know how to patent your invention? Would you like to know what can be patented, or get insight into the patent registration process? Get a general overview of the patent process through our online educational workshop!
Date: Thursday, April 26, 2023
Time: 5PM via Zoom.
Subject Matter Experts: Anna Yuan and Emily Hamman
About the Speakers:
Anna Yuan, Associate, Morrison Foerster, San Francisco
Anna Yuan’s practice focuses on patent prosecution, IP due diligence, post-grant proceedings, and patent litigation support. She has been recognized as one of the “Ones to Watch” in America by Best Lawyer and is the co-founder and co-chair of the firm’s Bioinformatics patent group. She leverages her experience in software development and product design gained as a product manager at Microsoft to build valuable patent portfolios covering highly complex technologies to maximize their commercial value. Anna’s practice spans a wide array of technologies, including artificial intelligence, autonomous driving, blockchain, robotics, electronic devices, data analytics, virtual reality, wireless communications, network security, medical devices, diagnostics, health care, and genomics. She has developed and managed clients’ core portfolios in the United States, China, Canada, Europe, Japan, Korea, Mexico, and Australia. Anna’s clients include emerging companies, multinational corporations, and universities. Anna received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and received her B.S. in computer engineering from Louisiana State University, with minors in computer science and mathematics. She is admitted to practice in California and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Anna is a fluent Chinese speaker and regularly counsels Chinese clients in Silicon Valley and abroad.
Emily Hamman, Patent Agent, Morrison Foerster, Boston
Emily Hamman’s practice focuses primarily on patent prosecution, IP diligence, and drafting in the areas of medical devices, consumer products, user interfaces, and other software. Prior to joining Morrison Foerster, Emily worked as a patent engineering intern at a boutique IP law firm, where she prepared and prosecuted patent applications in the computer and electrical engineering space. She also previously worked as a development engineer co-op for a medical device company, where she helped to create and modify surgical instruments for surgeon preference using CAD software, and completed the corresponding documentation using engineering design controls.
Emily received her B.S. in biomedical engineering from Purdue University. As an undergraduate student, she worked on engineering projects which included developing an interface to analyze a measured EMG signal and programming a virtual prosthetic arm controlled by the EMG signal. Along with her senior design team, she developed a device with an accompanying mobile application that quantifies pressure applied by chest braces to improve Pectus Carinatum bracing regimen.
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This event is co-sponsored by the following organizations:
- 18th Street Arts Center
- African American Theatre Alliance for Independence (AATAIN)
- All of Us or None
- Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center (APICC)
- Latino Arts Network
- Legal Services for Prisoners with Children