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Patents expert to address Chattanooga Tech Council

lynchDavid Lynch, a member of Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel's Intellectual Property Group, will speak at the next meeting of the Chattanooga Technology Council. Lynch, who focuses his practice on the preparation and procurement of patents, strategic management of patent portfolios, and legal opinions/analysis concerning infringement and enforceability of patent rights, will speak Wednesday, June 21 at 11:30 a.m. in the Chickamauga Room of the UTC University Center.

Although patents covering software and business methods have been the most controversial aspect of patent law in recent years, the criticism they have received has not slowed an explosion of patent filings as business owners seek to protect their business models. Lynch will discuss important questions that every company seeking maximum protection must face: are these patents enforceable? What types of activities can be protected? What decisions should a business owner make to take advantage of business method patents or to avoid being accused of violating such patents?

Lynch is licensed to practice in California, Minnesota and Tennessee and registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He is also a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, California Intellectual Property Law Association, Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association, and the Licensing Executives Society.

He received his law degree in 1992 from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, and his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville in 1982.

Prior to his affiliation with Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel's Intellectual Property Group, Lynch spent ten years working as a communications and digital design engineer with both General Dynamics Corporation in Ft. Worth, Texas, and Hughes Aircraft Company in Los Angeles, California.

For more information and reservations for the luncheon, please contact Kelley Evatt at (423)209.6813.

June 9, 2006

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