October 23, 2019 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST

Berkelely SkyDeck

So You’ve Got a Great Idea—Can You Patent It

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Berkeley, CA

On Wednesday, October 23, Venable partners Henry Daley and Keith Haddaway will present "So You've a Great Idea—Can You Patent It?" at Berkeley Skydeck.

During this hour-long presentation, Henry and Keith will guide startup founders through the often-murky question of what is and is not patentable, explaining both the abstract concepts that rule the U.S. patent process and countless real-world illustrations. Topics will include:

  • The four main categories of patentable subject matter
  • Exceptions to the rules
  • The most recent 2019 updates to USPTO guidelines, with an emphasis on practical drafting tips
  • What to do if your patent is rejected

Venable is a long-time supporter and partner to Berkeley SkyDeck, a startup incubator and accelerator operated by the University of California, Berkeley.