Patents and the IOT

  • August 15, 2018
  • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

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Patents and the iot

Speakers

  • Peter Brewer, Member, Thrive IP
  • Ben Klosowski, Member, Thrive IP

Moderator: 

  • Isabelle Girard, Partner, ROBIC

Summary

The Internet of Things refers to the connectivity of “everyday objects” to the Internet, enabling the objects to send and receive data for remote review.   Many patent applications are being filed involving sensors integrated into such everyday objects or within existing systems for the recording and transmitting of data in real time.  This webinar will discuss the patentability of such systems.

BiographY

Peter Brewer is an attorney with the firm of Thrive IP.  Thrive IP is an intellectual property boutique based in Charleston, South Carolina, but also having offices in Greenville, South Carolina and Knoxville, Tennessee.

Peter holds a degree in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University.  He has a full service IP practice that includes patent preparation / prosecution work, trademark work, and the drafting of license agreements and distribution agreements.  Much of Peter’s practice involves international patent work for companies in the upstream oil and gas industry.  He has been a registered patent attorney for over 20 years. 

Peter is a former Briefing Attorney to the Supreme Court of Texas.  He has served on the Board of the Tennessee Intellectual Property Law Association for ten years and is a frequent speaker at CLE events.  He is a member of the Professional Tennis Registry and is an avid Dallas Cowboys fan.

Ben Klosowski is an attorney with the firm of Thrive IP.  Thrive IP is an intellectual property boutique based in Charleston, South Carolina, but also having offices in Greenville, South Carolina and Knoxville, Tennessee.

Ben represents a variety of clients in various technical areas, including computer, electrical, mechanical, optical, and electro-mechanical arts. His clients include automotive, maritime, energy  systems, metal and plastics fabrication, diagnostics, and medical device companies.  Ben has drafted dozens of U.S. and international patent applications including those directed to software and electrical inventions relating to cellular telephone technology, programmable logic controllers, software to control lasers for real-time chemical analyses of pharmaceuticals and consumables, junction box controllers, fiber optic components, and business methods involving various levels of code.

In addition to patents, Ben helps his clients protect their other intellectual properties such as copyrights, trademarks, trade dress, and trade secrets.  Ben advises his clients with respect to these and related business matters such as licensing, employee issues, corporate set-up, and tax credit qualification and strategy.

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