Engineers Unite January Meet-Up – Tempe, AZ

Announcing our next Meet-Up in Tempe, AZ.

Join us for our January monthly meet-up, come to meet other people in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) community in the Valley. network, talk about your industry and create and incubate new innovations.

This month’s meet-up is the first in our new Speaker Series.

Speaker Series Topic: Protecting Your Intellectual Property

Charles Runyan, Jr., Ph.D., J.D.
Head, Patent Prosecution
Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A.



When and if to file a patent application and how the new patent laws change that analysis. This talk will give one patent attorney’s opinion of when to file a patent application. And will also cover the new patent laws and compare them to the old way and discuss the practical changes that may be driven by them. Plus, as much time for questions and answers as you want.

About our speaker:

Dr. Runyan is an intellectual property lawyer located in Phoenix, AZ, he received a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Texas A&M University, attended law school at the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ.

He has held law firm and in-house positions in Phoenix, Houston, San Francisco, and Santa Clara.  Admitted in Arizona, California, Texas, and at the USPTO.

Dr. Runyan’s expertise covers all facets of intellectual property law including patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret litigation, licensing, and internet and domain name law.  He has prosecuted and drafted patent applications and managed the prosecution and drafting of hundreds of cases in diverse areas such as natural product pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals, purified microbes, drugs, medical devices, robotic automation for constructing intravascular stents, intraocular lens materials, semiconductor processing methods and equipment, medical/surgical equipment, software, and industrial scale polyolefin polymerization and polymerization catalysts.

He has a diverse set of clients ranging from individual inventors to start-up companies to multinational oil and chemical companies and multinational pharmaceutical and medical device companies.

More about Dr. Runyan:

Thanks and we hope to see you all at the next series of Meet-Ups.

Event details:

Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 8pm
MakerBench Tempe
2010 E. University Drive, Suite #4
Tempe, AZ 85281

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Update (January 22, 2012):

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