April 26th, 2017
About Our IP Bloggers
JOHN L. WELCH has represented clients in scores of patent, trademark, copyright, unfair competition, and domain name lawsuits across the country, and has handled hundreds of opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He is responsible for the international trademark portfolios of a number of major companies in such diverse fields as restaurant services, food processing machinery, and computer hardware and software. John has obtained numerous utility and design patents for clients in a variety of industries, such as lighting fixtures, electrical instrumentation, ceramic candle holders, food processing machinery, and kitchen utensils. This is the first year of John’s blog appearing on the LAIPLA website.
HAROLD C. WEGNER is an independent expert patent consultant. Mr. Wegner commenced his patent career at the U.S. Department of Commerce as a Patent Examiner. For more than twenty years he was involved with the George Washington University Law School, starting in 1991 when he was named Director of the Intellectual Property Law Program and Professor of Law. Hal has been an integral part of LAIPLA for the past several years, providing his exceptional “Patent Year in Review.” He has also presented on the America Invents Act at our monthly meetings. This is the third year of Hal’s blog appearing on the LAIPLA website.