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Event Scheduled for Oct 5, 2012
Event: ECE Seminar - PATENT LAW PRIMER FOR RESEARCHERS AND ENGINEERS - presented by Kader S. Gacem, Klintworth & Rozenblat IP LLC
Location: Information Technologies Engineering (ITE) Building, room 127
Time: 11:00 am
Details of Event:
Please join us at
PATENT LAW PRIMER FOR RESEARCHERS AND ENGINEERS
presented by Kader S. Gacem, Klintworth & Rozenblat IP LLC
Friday October 5, 11 AM, ITEB 127
From Research to Patents:
(I) What every scientist and engineer should know about patents and the patent process!
• What is a patent?
• What is the standard for patentability?
• What is a public disclosure?
• What is prior art?
• What is the difference between an inventor and an author?
(II) Brief discussion of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (“AIA”) of 2011, which was signed
into law on September 16, 2011. AIA is the first significant overhaul of the U.S. patent system
in nearly 60 years. This new patent reform measure ushers in considerable changes in how
companies, universities, and individuals may obtain and enforce patents in the United States.
Kader S. Gacem is a Master Patent Agent with Klintworth & Rozenblat IP LLC. He has over
ten years of experience in the patent field, focusing his practice primarily on the preparation and
prosecution of patent applications in the Electrical, Computing and Telecommunication Technologies.
Mr. Gacem also provides technological advice in support of validity, infringement, freedom-tooperate,
patentability analyses, and litigation matters.
Prior to embarking on his Intellectual Property career, he served as a senior engineer and
technical expert at ComEd, an electric power company serving the State of Illinois.
Mr. Gacem received his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Polytechnic
University of Algiers, a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Missouri University of
Science and Technology, a Master’s degree in Systems Science and Mathematics from Washington
University in St. Louis, and conducted Doctoral Research and Studies in Electrical Engineering at
Sponsored By: Electrical and Computer Engineering
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