Buenaventura IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology

Patents – What is Hot in the Biomedical Patent Area
Robert Rose, Sheldon Mak Rose and Anderson

Wednesday, July 30, 2008 7 PM
CLU - Richter Hall, Ahmanson Science Building

Patents can be very valuable because they entitle their owners to exclude others from making, using or selling the described inventions. Patents can provide the safety net necessary for an aggressive business investment in biotechnology. They can protect market share and profit margins. However, patents in the hands of competitors can severely restrict a company's profitability and growth.


Robert Rose
Sheldon Mak Rose and Anderson

Robert Rose is a partner at Sheldon Mak Rose and Anderson, a premier law firm with offices in Pasadena.  The firm's Patent Division has prosecuted, or obtained, over 1000 patents for inventors in physics, bioengineering, and other areas.  Clients include Jet Propulsion Laboratories, Beckman Instruments, Raychem, Nik Software, Cal Spas and Southern California Edison. A treatise written by the firm, How to Write a Patent Application, published by the Practicing Law Institute, is recognized by practicing professionals throughout the world as one of the best in the genre.

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