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Patent Panel of Experts; Question & Answer Session

  • 03/14/2008
  • 7:00 PM
  • Science Lecture Hall 101 at Orange Coast College, 2701 Fairview Rd., Costa Mesa

Three patent practitioners answer your questions about patents, both foreign and domestic, as well as Do-it-yourself Patent Research.  Bring all of your patent questions and get hundreds of dollars worth of advise for the price of admission!  Experts include two patent attorneys, Michael McEntee and Mark Plager, as well as a registered patent agent Kevin Prince.

About the speakers:

Michael McEntee: In 1975, Attorney Michael McEntee started a successful manufacturing company making electronic games and sold it in 1977. He then practiced patent and trademark law in Beverly Hills for 21 years. He then moved to Huntington Beach where he has continued to practice law for the last 7 years. His background in engineering includes mechanical and electromechanical engineering, coatings, metallurgical engineering, welding, metal forming, casting, rapid prototyping, composite plastic and injection mold building, circuit board fabrication, and CAD.

Mark Plager: A registered patent attorney with over ten years experience in patent, trademark, copyright and business law. Mr. Plager is the author of numerous patent and trademark applications, as well as articles and presentations on intellectual property. Mr. Plager is a member of the California, New Jersey, New York, District of Columbia, and Colorado Bars, and the American Intellectual Property Law Association and Orange County Patent Law Association. He earned his B.S. (Biology) from Lafayette College, Easton, Pa., in 1987, and J.D. from University of Bridgeport(CT) School of Law in 1990, as a member of the Moot Court Honor Society.

Kevin Prince: Kevin is an engineer (UC Berkeley, 1988), inventor, and co-founder of Inventor's Forum in 1990. The holder of two patents himself, Kevin has had multiple successes in business, most notably selling his portable computer accessories business to a public company in 2000. Currently he is also the president of Paint-By-Grids (www.paintbygrids.com) and Do-It-Yourself Portraits (www.diyportraits). Paint-By-Grids products have been features on QVC, and are available at Michael's, Hobby Lobby, and various catalogs.  As a Registered Patent Agent, Kevin conducts dozens of patent searches per month, and produces patent specs and formal patent drawings for his Intellectual Property Services company Dirt Cheap Patents (www.dcpats.com).

Registration starts at 7:00 P.M. and the seminar starts at 7:30 P.M. and lasts about 90 minutes. Refreshments are served in the lobby at 9:00 P.M. where you can network with other inventors.
Door fees are $10 for non-members and $5 for members. Parking is free.

From I-405—exit Fairview Rd. and drive south to Merrimac Way. Turn right and drive to Lot E (5th driveway on the right). Walk to the front of the Lewis Center (large brick building). The Science Lecture Hall is just across from the Lewis Center main entrance.

From I-55 southbound—exit right onto Fair Drive westbound. At third traffic light, make a right onto Fairview Road northbound, at Merrimac Street westbound make a left turn and go to Parking Lot E. 

Map of Orange Coast College: 2701 Fairview Rd Costa Mesa, CA 92626, US
Use this map to get to Orange Coast College, but you'll need the OCC map below to find the location on campus.

Map to Orange Coast College (Meetings are held in Building 40 on this map, park in Lot E)

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