Keith McWha, Esq. Gives Seminar on the Topic of Designing Around Patents for Attendees at the Medical Design and Manufacturing (MDM) Conference

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Keith McWha, Esq spoke at the Medical Design and Manufacturing (MDM) Conference held at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA on February 2. Mr. McWha's seminar was entitled "Design Around Patents: What every design engineer needs to know." Mr. McWha is a patent attorney at the New York office of Morgan & Finnegan, LLP. He specializes in intellectual property law, providing a full range of services to a broad range of clients, from Fortune 500 corporations to small, newly formed start-up companies and individuals.

Keith McWha, Esq. gave a seminar entitled "Design Around Patents: What every design engineer needs to know" at the Medical Design and Manufacturing (MDM) Conference held at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA on February 2. Today's market is a very competitive arena. Obtaining patents for your company and designing around your competitors' patents are vital components in the overall design process and are essential in being successful in today's market.

The seminar given by Mr. McWha gave insight into designing around competitors' patents and illustrated the importance of obtaining your company's own patents. Mr. McWha pointed out the ability to use a patent disclosure to design a new or improved product or process without infringing competitors' patents. This ability is protected by the U.S. Constitution and is one of the many benefits of the U.S. patent system available to the public. The seminar further provided information to designers on what procedures are available, under the advisement of a patent attorney,that can assist a company in designing around competitor's patents.

Mr. McWha is a patent attorney at the New York office of Morgan & Finnegan, LLP. He specializes in intellectual property law, providing a full range of services to a broad range of clients, from Fortune 500 corporations to small, newly formed start-up companies, and individuals.

Prior to working at Morgan & Finnegan, Mr. McWha was in-house counsel for a large medical device and diagnostic company. Mr. McWha has extensive experience in the medical device area and is also a named inventor on several U.S. and international patents dealing with medical devices. His firm web site is http://www.morganfinnegan.com.

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