Klemchuk Kubasta Attorney Presents at IEEE Dallas Gold

Kirby Drake Gives a Crash Course in Patent Law for Engineers

Dallas, TX, October 11, 2012 --(PR.com)-- During a meeting of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Dallas Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) on Sept. 26, 2012, Kirby Drake, a partner with leading full-service intellectual property (IP) law firm Klemchuk Kubasta LLP (KK LLP), gave a presentation entitled, “So a Patent Issues Now What?” as part of a series called “A Crash Course in Patent Law for Engineers.”

With proven expertise in IP litigation and patent prosecution and experience in all aspects of intellectual property law, Drake presented from several different perspectives – what a patent holder’s options are following the issuance of a patent, considerations for someone accused of infringement, as well as freedom to operate within a technology space in view of patents. According to Drake, “Patents issue everyday but what is done related to those patents – both offensive and defensive – may vary widely. For example, a patent holder may elect to commercialize, license, sell and/or sue over the patent. Likewise, competitors or other interested parties may analyze their freedom to operate in the technology field in view of the patent, attempt to license the patent, or in some cases, defend against patent infringement claims.”

“Patents can be used as a sword as well as a shield depending on the situation,” Drake said. “Technology companies of all sizes and those involved with technology should recognize the value of IP, particularly patents, in both building market share and fending off the competition. Those that develop a comprehensive plan to assert IP and/or defend against patent allegations have the best chance of achieving a successful outcome at an acceptable cost, and I take pride in being able to help with these matters. IEEE Dallas GOLD represents the future of the technology industry, and being chosen to speak before such a promising group of people is a true honor.”

To learn more about various options a holder may have following the issuance of a patent, see Kirby Drake’s presentation at the following link: http://www.slideshare.net/klemchukkubasta/so-a-patent-issues-now-what-by-kirby-drake

About IEEE Dallas GOLD:
A division of the Dallas chapter of The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., (IEEE), IEEE Dallas GOLD was created in 1996 as an outlet to help recent graduates grow as members of the IEEE community. IEEE is a non-profit, technical professional association of over 380,000 individual members in 150 countries. IEEE is a leading authority in technical areas ranging from computer engineering, biomedical technology and telecommunications, to electric power, aerospace and consumer electronics, among others. Through technical publishing, conferences and consensus-based standards activities, IEEE produces 30 percent of the world's published literature in electrical and electronics engineering and computer sciences. To learn more about IEEE Dallas GOLD go to http://sites.ieee.org/dallasgold/about/.

About Klemchuk Kubasta LLP:
Based in Dallas, Texas, Klemchuk Kubasta LLP is an IP boutique law firm that offers comprehensive intellectual property legal services, including litigation and enforcement of all forms of intellectual property as well as registration and licensing of patents, trademarks, trade dress, and copyrights. The firm also provides legal services relating to domain names, e-commerce, privacy policies, social media, Internet law, commercial and business litigation, technology transactions, and international business & trade. Additional information about the firm and its attorneys may be found at www.kk-llp.com.
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