Harvesting and Managing Patents for the Tech Sector

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 91 minutes
Recorded Date: February 05, 2019
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  • Research and Development
  • Business Consideration
  • Invention Protection Programs
  • Collaboration with Third Parties
  • Disclosure
  • Demos and Beta Testers
  • Cross-Referencing Related Applications
  • Related Applications and Double Patenting
  • Foreign Applications
Runtime: 1 hour and 31 minutes
Recorded: February 5, 2019


Join our panel of IP professionals as they review the basics and outline the possible pitfalls of building and managing a patent portfolio for tech startups.

This program was recorded on February 5th, 2019.

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Shamim Mohandessi

Han Santos, PLLC

Shamim Mohandessi entered the legal profession after a brief career as a policy analyst, managing and administering energy management pilot projects for an energy utility. Before working in the energy industry, Mr. Mohandessi was an early employee of a local advertising startup that in Seattle. In addition to his practice, Mr. Mohandessi lectures on the legal needs of emerging growth companies at the University of Washington and devotes time to a number of non-profit organizations, addressing needs of the community in the Pacific Northwest.

Prior to joining Han Santos, PLLC, Mr. Mohandessi was a member of a regional corporate and securities firm where he represented emerging growth companies in their securities offerings and corporate matters. Mr. Mohandessi’s clients include software companies, device companies, energy companies, and biomedical companies.

Sarah Kalemeris

Corporate Counsel

Sarah J. Kalemeris recently joined the in-house team at T-Mobile USA Inc. as Corporate Counsel – Patents. Sarah is formerly of Winston & Strawn LLP in Chicago where she focused her practice on high-tech patent litigation in District Courts in several jurisdictions and before the International Trade Commission and Federal Circuit.

Prior to Winston & Strawn, Sarah was an associate at Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP where she practiced IP litigation, patent prosecution, and copyright and trademark enforcement.

Ms. Kalemeris received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Duke University in 2003 and she received her M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Vanderbilt University in 2007. While earning her masters, Ms. Kalemeris conducted research projects focused on radiation effects, radiation hardening by design, solid state devices, and software engineering. She received her J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law in 2010, where she served as articles editor of the Journal of Technology and Intellectual Propert

Gloria M. Steinberg

Founding Attorney
Steinberg Intellectual Property Law, LLC

Gloria is a Seattle patent attorney and a founding member of Steinberg Intellectual Property Law LLC.

Gloria is a well-rounded patent attorney and her current practice focuses on all aspects of intellectual property law. She specializes in patent prosecution, trademark prosecution, and intellectual property portfolio management. She has represented startups to large companies in various industries from across the US and overseas.

Gloria received her Bachelors of Science degree in Chemistry from Drexel University and Juris Doctor degree from the Thomas Kline School of Law at Drexel University. Gloria is currently admitted to the bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Additional admissions include the USPTO, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Aside from her dedication to the practice of intellectual property law, Gloria is an active member of various bar associations and regularly writes for several legal blogs, including and Ms. JD as the Director of the Writers in Residence Program. Additionally, Gloria served as a Captain in the Medical Service Corps of the United States Army.

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