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IACT Presents

Who: Michael A. Blake
What: Patenting for the Inventor
When: Tuesday, September 15th, 2009, 7:00PM
Where: Room 107C, Fairfield University Library
Cost: Admission is free.

Patenting for the Inventor


The presentation will be about the US patent system and the individual inventor. An overview of the US patent system, preparation of patent applications, prosecution of patent applications  and issuance of patents will be discussed, with plenty of time for questions from those in attendance.

About Michael A. Blake

Michael A. Blake has been registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office since 1997; and was admitted to the California bar in 1998, and the Connecticut bar in 2005. Michael graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1989. He received his law degree from the University of Texas in 1996. Prior to attending law school, Michael was employed for four years as a mechanical engineer at Bently Nevada Corporation, now a GE Power Systems business. At Bently Nevada he diagnosed machinery malfunctions and performed optical alignment on various industrial machines, such as turbines, pumps, compressors and reciprocating engines.

Michael is experienced in obtaining patent protection for a variety of technical areas, including, consumer products, semiconductors, automobile systems, turbine and pump systems, drilling systems, and computer systems.

Before opening his own firm, Michael was an attorney at the patent law firm Cantor Colburn in Connecticut. Prior to that he was an attorney with Sierra Patent Group in Nevada.

Michael is an instructor at Fairfield University, he teaches the graduate level engineering course "Management of Intellectual Property Assets." Michael is a past vice-president of the Inventors Association of Connecticut (IACT). Additionally, Michael is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association; the State Bar of California; the National Association of Patent Practitioners (NAPP); the United Inventors Association (UIA); and the Innovator's Resource Network (IRN).

Slides from the presentation

This presentation made possible by support from IACT, The Inventors Association of Connecticut,
The Dolan School of Business and the School of Engineering at Fairfield University.
Copyright 2009 The Inventors Association of Connecticut

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