Knobbe Martens Attorneys Present at the SPIE Photonics West Conference in San Francisco, February 5

Knobbe Martens attorneys Derek Bayles, Mark Gallagher, David Jankowski and Lori Yamato will be presenting “Magnifying Your IP IQ: Topics for the Savvy Intellectual Property Manager” at this year’s SPIE Photonics West conference on Tuesday, February 5, from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The conference will be held at the Moscone Center, 747 Howard Street, San Francisco.

The course will cover a variety of topics of interest to those with responsibilities for overseeing an intellectual property portfolio. The topics include: identifying key provisions in non-disclosure and development agreements; identifying key provisions in IP licensing agreements to protect company interests; how to implement procedures to more efficiently interact with your patent counsel; and more. Any individual whose responsibilities include oversight and protection of their company’s intellectual property will benefit from this workshop.

Knobbe Martens will also have an exhibit booth at the conference where attendees can receive more information about the firm’s Optics Group and general information about the firm. For more information and registration, please visit the SPIE Photonics West website.

The SPIE Photonics West conference is the industry’s annual flagship event encompassing industrial and medical applications of optics, lasers and photonics. This year, over 20,000 attendees are expected to convene in technical sessions, industry panels, two exhibitions, and other events covering advances in medical therapeutics and diagnostics, semiconductor, gas, fiber, and diode lasers, micro/nanofabrication, MEMS, optoelectronic materials and devices, displays, communications and related topics.

With over 275 lawyers and scientists nationwide, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP dedicates its practice to all aspects of intellectual property law including litigation. Consistently ranked among the top intellectual property firms worldwide, Knobbe Martens serves a diverse group of clients from multinational corporations to emerging businesses of all stages. Headquartered in Orange County, California, Knobbe Martens also has offices in San Diego, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Seattle and Washington, D.C. More information about the firm can be found at

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