The Stevens Venture Center Speaker Series presents, Francesco Sardone, partner with the law firm of Carter DeLuca Farrell & Schmidt LLC with whom he has been affiliated since 2002. He is an expert in all aspects of intellectual property law, including U.S. and international patent, trademark and copyright prosecution. Mr. Sardone works with clients who are building portfolios primarily in the mechanical, electromechanical and medical arts, with an emphasis on medical and surgical devices including robotics, as well as, working with clients in the toy and game industries. His practice also includes conducting due diligence investigations, validity studies and clearance searches and preparing freedom-to-practice and validity opinions. Mr. Sardone developed a fascination with both mechanical processes and being on the front lines of innovation in the realm of patent law. He earned his B.E. in mechanical engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology (1996) before pursuing his J.D. at Hofstra University School of Law (1999). He is admitted to the bars of the State of New York, the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Supreme Court of the United States of America.
In his talk, Surviving as a Little Fish in a Big IP Pond, Mr. Sardone will describe the various types of intellectual property you can use to protect your inventions and creations. He will then take a deep dive in the field of patents.
Pizza will be served.