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Playing the Patent Game


Thursday, September 4, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

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David A. Boag of boutique firm BOAG LAW, PLLC, and Mindy Bickel of the United States Patent and Trademark Office will discuss patent considerations for startups and small inventors, and the resources available at the USPTO. Come enjoy beer and wine and mingle with other entreprepreneurs. 


Topics will include:

•  an overview of the patenting process 

• patent filing strategies

• the challenges faced by small and solo inventors,

• performing clearance searches

• avoiding infringement

• the wealth of resources available to the public at the USPTO 


The program will include practical tips and plenty of Q&A.

David Boag is the founder of BOAG LAW, PLLC, a boutique intellectual property firm based in NYC.  After a decade of litigating high-stakes patent disputes related to image compression, wireless communication, and database systems, David now works with emerging companies on developing IP strategies.  He still has his original Commodore 64 in the closet.

Mindy Bickel, a USPTO employee since 1989, is the Innovation and Outreach Coordinator for the New York City Region. With an office located at Cornell NYC Tech in Manhattan, Mindy works with innovators, entrepreneurs and local educators in and around New York City, providing them with appropriate information and resources offered by the USPTO and the Department of Commerce.


• 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM - Registration

• 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM – Presentations 

• 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Networking

Wine & beer will be served throughout the event.

Event Host

David A. Boag is the founder of BOAG LAW, PLLC, a boutique intellectual property law practice that focuses on patent, trademark, copyright, and technology law. The firm specializes in complex technology matters and frequently counsels startup and emerging companies on their IP issues.

David has an undergraduate degree in computer science from the University at Buffalo and worked as a software developer prior to law school. 

Prior to forming the firm, David spent over ten years with Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP where he handled a wide range of intellectual property matters for a client base ranging from Fortune 100 multinational corporations to sole proprietors and inventors.  David’s experience includes patent, trademark, and copyright litigation, strategic prosecution, licensing, and dispute resolution, among many others. Visit









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When & Where

WeWork Charging Bull
25 Broadway
New York, NY

Thursday, September 4, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

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