Intellectual Property Perils and Safeguards When Dealing with Third Parties

January 26, 2011

Richard B. Hoffman will present during a networking lunch at the Valley Industrial Association (VIA), an organization committed to serving manufacturers and businesses in northern Illinois. Mr. Hoffman will address the audience on the topic of "Intellectual Property Perils and Safeguards When Dealing with Third Parties." He will discuss the best IP legal practices for disclosures to third parties, so as to properly preserve confidential information and IP rights while sensitizing employees.

Richard B. Hoffman advises U.S. and foreign clients, from major corporations to foundations to entrepreneurs. He brings over 37 years of experience counseling them on how to gain economic benefits and protections for their new products or ideas in mechanical and diverse related technologies. Whether negotiating effective intellectual property agreements and licenses, diligently pursuing patent protections, providing freedom-to-operate opinions, counseling on trade secret issues, or preparing intellectual property audits, he delivers practical and valuable solutions. Awarded a Martindale-Hubbell® AV Peer Review Rating™ for his abilities, he remains in the forefront of developing new technologies, leading the Firm in its Cleantech and Renewables practice, and working on his own inventions in the biomass field outside the office.