Ryan Phelan to Speak at UIC John Marshall 64th Annual IP Conference

November 13, 2020 at 12:20pm1:25pm

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Partner Ryan Phelan will serve as a panelist during UIC John Marshall Law School’s virtual 64th Annual IP Conference for a discussion about patents.

The panel will discuss topics such as AI, patent practice, emerging technology (e.g., brain-interfacing tech), rethinking the specification’s role, the prevalence of 101 and / or 112 rejections across industries, and nonobviousness pre- and post-KSR.

Moderated by Gwilym Roberts of Kilburn & Strode, Ryan will be joined on the panel by:

  • Kate Gaudry, Partner at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • Marc Richards, Shareholder at Brinks Gilson & Lione
  • Ted Sichelman, Professor of Law and Director of Center for Intellectual Property Law & Markets at University of San Diego
  • Brett Sylvester, Partner at Sughrue Mion PLLC

UIC John Marshall Law School’s Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference provides an exceptional opportunity to meet with newsmakers and influencers, to learn and discuss the most exciting and important developments in the field, and to be empowered to help create better laws and policies that promote innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. A mainstay in IP CLE programming, the conference is known for its highly interactive format. Its four plenary sessions and nine breakout sessions cover patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, antitrust and in-house counsel, as well as IT and privacy developments.

Ryan Phelan is a registered patent attorney who counsels and works with clients in all areas of intellectual property (IP), with a focus on patents. Ryan routinely helps clients with:

  • Preparing and prosecuting high-quality patent applications and developing strategic patent portfolios for innovative products and services, including in the U.S. and foreign jurisdictions (e.g., Europe, China and Japan).
  • Preparing legal opinions as to the patentability, non-infringement, validity, and/or freedom-to-operate of innovative products or services.
  • Litigating IP related issues to protect client market share from competitors and defend clients from IP lawsuits against competitors or non-practicing patent entities.