Patents are important tools in protecting innovation, thwarting competition and establishing assets around which business relationships can be built. However, the processes for obtaining and enforcing patents can be confusing, especially to the uninitiated. This program covers the basic components of patent procurement, and key strategic issues that innovators should consider in obtaining and enforcing their patents.
Seth Levy is a patent attorney with Davis Wright Tremaine, has a background in biological engineering, and is an inventor himself. He works with innovators of all shapes and sizes, from individuals with great ideas to large companies and academic institutions with substantial research and development programs.
Seth has experience with technologies ranging from consumer products and web-based business to biotechnology and medical devices, and represents clients in patent procurement and a wide variety of intellectual property-related business transactions.
Seth is a frequent lecturer on topics pertaining to intellectual property law. He chairs the Life Sciences Practice Group at the international law firm Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, and is based in the firm’s Los Angeles office.