Investigative and analysis specialist CHEMIR's (Maryland Heights, Mo., USA) analytical experts and Canadian law firm Gowlings’(Ottowa, Ontario, Canada) patent law experts will combine to provide a technical presentation titled, "Intellectual Property Considerations and Strategy in New Product Development." Anita Nador will discuss the legal implications of conducting research on patented products, the first sale doctrine and reverse engineering (also known as deformulation) of a patented product, both from the perspective of a new market entrant and a patent owner. Nador is a partner and registered U.S. and Canadian patent agent specializing in chemical and life sciences related patents at Gowlings. Dr. Albert Lee and Aaron Cassely, both scientists from CHEMIR, will present a case study of an adhesive deformulation to further illustrate these challenges.
Editor PickOOA composites in next-generation launch systems
As United Launch Alliance ULA replaces Atlas and Delta with next-generation launch rockets under the Vulcan name, supplier Ruag Space has been selected to provide lower cost/improved quality out-of-autoclave fabrication of Vulcan’s composite primary structures. Ruag will manufacture 5.4m payload fairings and 400-series interstage adapters for ULA’s Atlas V rocket.