RatnerPrestia Attorneys Lecture at Patent “Boot Camp” (2009)

Valley Forge, Pa., August 2009 – Jonathan H. Spadt and Glenn Massina, of RatnerPrestia, lectured at the 2009 Practical Patent Prosecution Training for New Lawyers (Boot Camp) held in Alexandria, Virginia at the end of August. Presented by the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), this seminar is directed to new practitioners from throughout the country who wish to gain knowledge about the basics of patent application preparation and prosecution. This is the 7th year that RatnerPrestia attorneys have been invited to speak at this event.

Mr. Spadt’s portion of the mechanical claim drafting lecture focused on adding value to a business through strategic claim drafting. A key point emphasized that inventions and patents don’t exist in a vacuum, but rather in the business context in which their technology is relevant. Mr. Massina conducted a claim drafting workshop designed to provide new practitioners with hands-on instruction on drafting patent claims in the mechanical arts. This workshop further demonstrated the principles Mr. Spadt covered in his lecture.

In its third decade, RatnerPrestia is one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the Mid-Atlantic region. Its clients range from start-up companies to multi-billion dollar corporations, both domestic and international, and include well-known institutions and universities. For more information, visit www.ratnerprestia.com or call (610) 407-0700.

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