February 22, 2017
In recent weeks Fitch Even partner Steven G. Parmelee served twice as guest lecturer for the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina, as part of an MBA-level international business course on “International Intellectual Property Strategy and Management.” On January 17, Steve presented on “Provisional Patent Applications” and on February 7, he discussed “How to Conduct Patent Searches.”
Steve has extensive experience in complex patent preparation and prosecution in the U.S. and abroad, and has assisted clients with patent portfolio management, freedom-to-operate issues, and transactions for over 35 years.
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