The 2011 Leahy-Smith America Invents Act fundamentally changed the process by which life sciences companies protect their inventions. U.S. patents are no longer awarded to the first to invent, but instead to the first to file. As a result, understanding the system and the standards for protecting intellectual property is as crucial today as understanding the science behind it.
Leaders of higher education institutions today face challenges and opportunities unlike anything their predecessors encountered. As student and faculty populations grow more diverse, the rules and values governing campus life are evolving and becoming more complex at a faster rate.
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Jamie provides a broad spectrum of business immigration services to firm clients.Jamie has more than 10 years of experience providing business immigration services. She has extensive experience with H-1B and TN applications, as well as the management of a J-1 Exchange Visitor program, facilitating the sponsorship of Research Scholars, Short Term Scholars, Student Interns and Alien Physicians.
Plymouth is known for his attention to detail and unflagging commitment to his clients’ business goals. He approaches each project with the mindset of a business partner to expand the IP value of the product or product line while also closely working with engineers and staff to understand the nuts and bolts of the client’s technology. These qualities make him particularly successful in drafting and prosecuting patent applications directed to such items as compressors, pumps, electric motors, agricultural equipment, automotive fuel, and more.
Sam draws on his technical background in computer engineering to assist in the prosecution of U.S. and international patents.
Caleb draws on his training as a mechanical engineer to inform his patent prosecution work for client innovators who are developing new mechanical technologies. He is particularly experienced in preparing patent applications and responses to office actions. Prior to joining Michael Best, Caleb served as an engineering intern in the Power Tools Division of Snap-On Tools. He was also a research assistant at Milwaukee School of Engineering’s Rapid Prototyping Center.
Aaron focuses on all aspects of intellectual property law, from counseling clients as they acquire IP assets to defending against competitor claims. He brings both experience and creative thinking to matters such as obtaining patent protection for and enforcement of IP assets, both in the United States and globally, licensing client technology, including preparation and negotiation of agreements to advance business strategies and protect interests.
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