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Webinar: Litigating Inventorship – When and How to Change Named Inventors on an Issued Patent

August 30, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT


At first blush, the notion of who is an inventor, author, creator, or owner of an intangible asset is a relatively straightforward question. Federal law sets forth, in broad strokes, the basic parameters governing those issues.

What is not so clearly defined, however, is who actually qualifies to be a joint inventor or joint author based on any unique set of facts. Not only that, precisely who may apply for a patent or seek to register a copyright or trademark is very often misunderstood. Complicating matters further still is the ubiquity of invention and IP assignment agreements between employer and employee, which make contesting inventorship or ownership increasingly difficult for the co-inventor or joint author.

On Tuesday, August 30, 2022, at 12 PM ET, please join Pattric Rawlins, partner at Procopio Cory Hargreaves & Savitch, and Eric Ludwig, founder of Ludwig, APC, in a wide-ranging conversation moderated by Gene Quinn, President & CEO of IPWatchdog.

In this webinar a panel of experts will examine:

  • Who may apply for a patent – a joint inventor or author?
  • How would a joint inventor amend or contest inventorship of an issued patent?
  • What are the most significant issues facing a would-be joint inventor or patent owner, when it comes to litigating an inventorship contest?
  • What does case law have to say about a prospective inventor’s standing to sue, in face of an invention assignment agreement?

About Our Sponsor:

Ludwig APC covers the complete spectrum of intellectual property (“IP”) rights management, IP prosecution, and transactional needs worldwide.  Founded by an experienced trial lawyer, Eric Ludwig, his practice focuses on Intellectual Property Litigation. His background includes litigating all manner of patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret and business dispute cases in federal and state courts throughout the country. Eric has tried nearly two dozen cases to jury verdict and his clients run the gamut from individual inventors and entrepreneurs to Fortune 50 companies.

Eric began his legal career with San Diego-based Procopio, handling all aspects of national and international intellectual property litigation matters for cases arising out of the U.S., Europe, Asia, and India. After leaving Procopio, Eric discovered his passion for trials during his six years as a prosecutor for San Diego District Attorney’s office, while serving in the Economic Crimes, Superior Court, and Special Operations Divisions, focusing on the investigation and prosecution of complex felony cases, including financial crimes, counter-terrorism, and political corruption.

Eric is an IAPP-Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) and Information Privacy Manager (CIPM).



August 30, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
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