May 8, 2012
(Plattsburgh) Lawrence H. Meier and Thomas D. Kohler, veteran intellectual property attorneys with the law firm Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC, will team up with the North Country Chamber of Commerce to provide an introduction to intellectual property strategy and to discuss how businesses use trademarks to protect their valuable brands in a seminar on Thursday, June 14 from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. at the Chamber.
September 30, 2011
On Friday, September 16, President Obama signed into law the most significant overhaul of U.S. patent law since the current statute was enacted in 1952. The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA), passed by the Senate on September 8 after years of debate, touches on virtually every aspect of patent law. In this presentation, veteran patent attorney Lawrence Meier discusses the most significant areas of change, including “first-to-file,” “prior use” defense, provisions on patent marking, post-grant review procedures and invention assignment rules.
September 18, 2011
(BURLINGTON) Last week, President Obama signed into law the most significant overhaul of the U.S. patent statute in nearly 60 years. To assist businesses in understanding the broad scope and key changes in the law, veteran patent attorney Lawrence H. Meier will present “The America Invents Act: How Patent Reform Affects Your Business” on Thursday, September 29 at 8 a.m. The presentation will be offered to invited guests in Downs Rachlin Martin’s Burlington, Vt., office and will also be broadcast via webinar to all who wish to attend.
June 24, 2011
(COLCHESTER) An experienced panel, including DRM’s Lawrence Meier and representing three perspectives on patent law, will address how proposed federal patent law changes currently under consideration will affect Vermont bioscience and software technology companies on Tuesday, June 28, 4 – 7 p.m., at the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Colchester. The presentation, which is open to all who are interested in the topic, is hosted by the Vermont Biosciences Alliance and the Vermont Software Developers’ Alliance.
Attorney Lawrence H. Meier, a director and chair of the intellectual Property Law Group at Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC in Burlington will join Todd S. Keiller, director, U VM Ventures and Office of Technology Commercialization and Mark Allegretta, president and chief scientific officer of BioMosaics, Inc., to discuss how the patent law changes under consideration will affect Vermont bioscience and software technology companies.