Attorney Hal Milton to Discuss Patent Portfolio Management

Dickinson Wright Attorney Hal Milton to Discuss Patent Portfolio Managementat Automation Alley

Dickinson Wright intellectual property expert Harold (Hal) Milton, Jr., will conduct a free seminar, "Managing a Patent Portfolio: Interrelating Patent Coverage, Products and Budget", at 8:30 a.m. Friday, October 5, 2007, at Automation Alley, 2675 Bellingham, Troy, Michigan. Milton's presentation will focus on the importance and advantages of evaluating a company's patent portfolio on a yearly basis, and discuss why the annual evaluation of a portfolio is vital in assessing overlapping protection and planning for an annual budget. He will also outline the costs associated with maintaining a company's rights in an issued patent in the U.S. and abroad, and discuss how to determine whether or not such rights should be maintained. Milton is manager of the Dickinson Wright Intellectual Property Academy. The Academy's objective is to produce high-quality patent applications by blending experience and training tools with the enthusiasm of law students and recent law graduates who are also degreed engineers or scientists. Milton has mentored over one hundred new attorneys into the practice of patent law through his intellectual property internship program during the last thirty years. His experience includes serving as lead trial counsel in successfully litigating various patented technologies, assisting new enterprises in protecting their technology to entice investment or the sale of the enterprise, and overseeing the creation of patent, trade secret and trademark portfolios during periods of significant growth for several large corporations. He has been engaged in all phases of patent, trademark and copyright practice, including prosecution of patent applications and licensing. He is a former examiner in the U.S. Patent Office and a Patent Advisor in the Office of Naval Research, U.S. Navy, and is an editor of the Patent, Trademarks and Copyright sections of the Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education Business Forms Book. Milton holds a B.S. degree in aeronautical engineering from Purdue University and a J. D. degree from the Georgetown University Law Center, where he was a member of the Georgetown University Law Journal. For event information or to register, please contact Taline Hagopian, 313.223.3785. About Dickinson Wright Dickinson Wright PLLC, founded in 1878, has more than 240 attorneys in offices located in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, Lansing, and Washington, D.C. Dickinson Wright is a full-service law firm with more than 40 practice areas. For more information, visit
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