Chisum Patent Academy seminar participants include experienced attorneys (law firm partners and associates as well as in-house counsel and solo practitioners), USPTO personnel, patent agents, patent analysts, business managers, engineers, scientists, judicial law clerks, and law librarians. A significant number of our attendees are experienced civil litigators seeking to expand their patent litigation skills set. Others are veteran patent prosecutors. Past seminars have included participants from law firms, corporations, research institutions, and universities including Samsung Electronics, Microsoft Corp., Amazon.com, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Nokia, Sun Pharmaceuticals (India), Boeing Corp., Procter & Gamble, Research in Motion Ltd., Intellectual Ventures, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, MedImmune, Thomson Licensing, C.R. Bard, Church & Dwight Co., Tethys Bioscience, Gen-Probe Inc., Dart NeuroScience LLC, Coloplast Group, Bunge Ltd., Kao Chemical (Japan), NDS Israel, MDI Holdings, Mold Masters Inc., Univation Technologies, Mosaid Technologies (Canada), Abengoa Solar, Switch Materials Inc., IdeaFlood, CGG Veritas (France), Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, inTouch Health, PW Power Systems, ADP LLC, Milacron (Canada), MorphoSysAG (Germany), the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT, Mexico), the U.S. Department of Energy, and the University of Alberta.
Chisum Patent Academy seminar participants have wide-ranging backgrounds including engineering, the sciences, business, finance, marketing, communications, and fine arts. A technical background is not required of our attendees, but a willingness to engage with basic aspects of inventions from varied fields of technology is an important part of any patent law educational experience.