Current Trends in Intellectual Property Protection

On Wednesday, 10 October 2012, Ted Rittmaster of Foley & Lardner LLP will discuss current trends in intellectual property protection.


Ted Rittmaster will discuss current trends in intellectual property protection of electronics and software innovations, practical steps for protecting and using intellectual property assets, and what every engineer should know about intellectual property. For students in the group, Ted also plans to discuss IP law career options.

About the Speaker

Ted Rittmaster is a Partner with a nationally renowned law firm (Foley & Lardner LLP), and is the Chair of that firm’s Los Angeles Office Intellectual Property Law department. Ted began his career as a Patent Examiner in the electronics communication group of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). After the USPTO, Ted has worked in private practice law firms for more than 22 years.

Ted’s practice focuses on patents and other forms of intellectual property (IP) relating to electronics and software. Ted’s clients include companies involved in computer network communications, wireless communication devices and consumer electronics. Ted’s work involves assisting clients with filing and prosecuting new patent applications, IP licensing and enforcement/litigation, and assisting clients in developing in-house programs for developing and protecting IP, avoiding litigation and monetizing IP portfolios.

Meeting Info

Registration:  Meetings are free and open to the public.  Please register via the IEEE meeting system.

Pizza and networking:  6:30 PM
Presentation, Q&A:  7:00 PM

Location: Richter Auditorium, Ahmanson Science Center, California Lutheran University

Parking:  Do not park in the faculty/staff lots.  Free parking is available in the visitor lot at the corner of Olsen Road and Mountclef Boulevard.  Alternatively, CLU Public Safety has provided us with parking passes for on street parking.

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