Patent Wednesday Presents: Comments on the Origins and History of Patent Law

Please join the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional USPTO for a special presentation of Patent Wednesday with guest speaker Ken Bousfield.  Mr. Bousfield, partner at Bereskin & Parr, will be providing an overview of the Origins and History of Patent Law as well as its evolution. 

There is no cost to attend, but space is limited. Please register. 

Ken Bousfield portrait

Mr. Bousfield’s practice focuses on mechanical and electro-mechanical patents.  Mr. Bousfield received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo and an LLB from the University of Toronto. He is admitted to the Ontario Bar and a registered U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Agent and registered Canadian Patent and Trademark Agent. He is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, Canadian Bar Association, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, and Professional Engineers Ontario.  Finally, Mr. Bousfield has significant experience in the railroad industry, as well as experience working as a designer and test engineer for an electronic equipment manufacturer and aircraft company.

Following Mr. Bousfield’s presentation, an Economic Development Specialist from the Michigan Small Business Administration (Michigan SBA) will provide an overview of their small business services and resource partners in counseling, capital, and contracting. 

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