Protecting Your Inventions and Ideas: Intellectual Property Fundamentals for an Engineer

January 17, 2019St. Louis Chapter of the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers, St. Louis Section of the IEEE

Engineers are fundamentally inventors every day. Many times, the sweat and financial toils of both the employer and employee should be protected in terms of a patent. Kirk A. Damman, a patent attorney at Lewis Rice, will shed insight and helpful information for members to use in protecting intellectual property both in the United States and internationally. Topics to be discussed include he general process of preparing for invention disclosure; identifying a skilled attorney for one's particular technology; and interfacing with that attorney. Earn 1 PDH for this program.

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Kirk Damman practices in all areas of intellectual property law, with an emphasis on helping startup and growing companies begin to manage, license, and gain value from their intellectual property (patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets) as well as obtain protection for their most important ideas and products. He works with clients whose products are as diverse as circuit and electrical designs, medical devices, computer software and Internet, heavy equipment and manufacturing, alternative energy and fuel, and consumer goods.