Everything you Wanted to Know About Inventions and Patents but Were Afraid to Ask!

April 22, 2011

Evelyn McConathy, presenter at Patent and
Trademark Depository Library Program

Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP partner and Intellectual Property practice group chair, Evelyn McConathy, was a speaker at the Patent and Trademark Depository Library Program “33rd Annual Training Seminar,” a 4-day seminar in Alexandria, VA specifically for Depository Librarians.  A Patent and Trademark Depository Library (PTDL) is a library designated by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to receive and house copies of U.S. patents and patent and trademark materials, to make them freely available to the public, and to actively disseminate patent and trademark information.

McConathy, chair of the Public Education Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) presented a segment entitled “Public Education: Intellectual Property and its Importance to Society.”  She explained how the AIPLA collaborates with the Patent and Trade Office (PTO), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the general public to help inventors conduct patent-related researches.  McConathy presented 20 misconceptions regarding “what is patentable.”

McConathy has extensive experience in patent litigation, prosecution, and counseling for patent, trademark and copyright matters. Her representative clients include the University of Pennsylvania, CorCell, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, Aqua America (formerly Suburban Water) and the National Constitution Center. She is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, District of Columbia, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. District Courts, including the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, as well as the Patent Bar.