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Filing Patents for Your Patent Portfolio with Matt Fagan

April 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Filing Patents for Your Patent Portfolio with Matt Fagan

Join us for another wonderful Workshop Wednesday with Geekdom’s very own intellectual property master mentor, Matt Fagan!

Date: April 10th, 2024

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Location: Geekdom 6th Floor Core Classroom


If you create a successful business, what is to stop a competitor from copying all your hard work and offering up a competing product? For most companies, the answer is their patent portfolio.

In this workshop, we’ll discuss what patents are and how they are acquired. We’ll point out common landmines along the road to patent protection, like avoiding disclosures and obtaining inventor approval. We’ll walk through the patent process at the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), learn about how international patent filings are handled, and briefly go over how to determine which foreign jurisdictions are worth filing in.

We’ll also compare and contrast patents to other types of intellectual property protection, such as copyrights or trade secrets.

Speaker Bio:

Matt Fagan is a counsel in the Life Sciences group at Goodwin Law. Matt represents clients in the medical device and computing technology spaces, holistically protecting hardware and software innovations with patents, copyrights, and trade secrets. He also provides strategic IP portfolio management, counseling related to patent and copyright infringement, and competitive landscape analyses.

Matt has also represented pro bono clients through the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and the Texas Volunteer Legal Services COVID-19 Eviction Task Force. In his spare time, he works to close the gender gap in computer science; he teaches STEM in his community with Girls who Code and the Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas.


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110 E Houston St, 6th Floor Core Classroom
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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