January 24 - Mark Janis, Patent Law



Speakers- Professor Mark Janis and Professor Kneeble of Indiana University School of Law

Many patent lawyers have an engineering or science background, then also 3 years of law school.  There are two different kinds of patent lawyers: those who are primarily courtroom lawyers and those who are patent prosecution lawyers.  The courtroom patent lawyers usually deal with patent infringements.  Prosecution lawyers advise their clients (those wanting to obtain a patent), do all the writing and filling out paperwork.  To be a patent prosecution lawyer, you have to be a US Patent Bar member and also have a technological background. 

Below are some examples of patents that Professor Mark Janis has worked on in the past.

Professor Janis and Professor Kneeble said that scientists should know a few things before they file for a patent.