Barriers to Entry: The U.S. Patent Landscape for Foreign Businesses

September 11, 2007
National Tsing Hua University

Gerard P. Norton and M. Michael Lewis of Fox Rothschild LLP, will present at an intellectual property seminar to be held at the National Tsing Hua University in Hsinchu, Taiwan, on September 11, 2007. The symposium will bring together approximately 100 attendees, including several patent department heads, from a variety of companies.

Norton and Lewis will present, “Barriers to Entry: The U.S. Patent Landscape for Foreign Businesses.” The program will give an overview of patents, court expectations, licensing, ITC rules, and also will discuss the new prosecution rules, including those aspects relating to patentably indistinct claims, continuing applications, and provisional applications.

Dr. Norton is chair of Fox’s Intellectual Property Practice and co-chair of the Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Practice. Norton is a Registered Patent Attorney with extensive experience litigating complex matters pertaining to patents, trademarks, copyright, trade secrets, and breach of contract. Dr. Norton also provides skilled knowledge to manufacturers and developers in the fields of pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical, and medical device arts. Norton has a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and was a post doctoral fellow at Merck, Inc.

Lewis, an associate in Fox’s Intellectual Property Practice, has extensive experience in the preparation of patent applications, especially in the field of telecommunications, computers, software, and medical devices. In addition to providing clients with skilled patent prosecution, he has also participated in several complex patent litigation matters. Lewis is also a Registered Patent Attorney with the United States Patent & Trademark Office.

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