Talem IP Law is proud to announce its establishment

Talem IP Law is proud to announce its establishment in January 2015.  Sarah Knight and Wendy Zimbone join forces to launch Gainesville, Florida’s first women-owned intellectual property (IP) law firm.  Bringing together over twenty five years of experience in patent preparation and prosecution, engineering, business, and licensing, they bring a pioneering approach to empowering clients with IP. Sarah Knight brings to Talem her experience in patent preparation and prosecution for many clients large and small.  She represents large global corporations, universities, small to mid-size companies and startups.  Her practice also involves conducting opinion and diligence work in technology areas spanning from semiconductors to software. Sarah also is involved in counseling clients with respect to patent portfolio generation, management, and strategy for US and international protection. Wendy Zimbone specializes in IP licensing, IP strategy, and contract negotiations.  She joins Talem from the University of Florida where she was the Assistant Director of Engineering and Software Licensing, managing approximately 400 intellectual property cases, an extensive patent budget, and negotiated dozens of license agreements each year.  Her practice is focused on the importance of intellectual property in overall business strategy, licensing, and technology commercialization. Talem IP Law is a comprehensive IP solution in the fields of semiconductors, engineering, and software.  The firm is excited about future opportunities to work with new clients and the privilege of continuing to support and empower current...

Sarah Knight speaks on Patent Office 101 guidelines

In Part I of a two part webinar discussing the 2014 Interim Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility (Revised Guidance) issued by the USPTO on December 16, 2014, Sarah Knight joins a group of speakers including June Cohan, Legal Advisor, Office of Patent Legal Administration of the USPTO. June Cohan will discuss the changes from the Mayo/Myriad March 4, 2014 Guidance and the June 25, 2014 Preliminary Examination Instructions and provide various examples. Patent practitioners, including Sarah Knight will share their experience with 101 rejections and discuss the implications the Revised Guidance will have on patent practice involving software, business methods, and biotech...

AIPLA 2015 Mid-Winter Institute

Sarah Knight moderated the closing plenary session at the AIPLA 2015 Mid Winter Institute in Orlando, Florida. The closing plenary session, entitled “Monetizing Your IP Portfolio and Resolving Disputes in Licensing,” addressed techniques for evaluating and effectively monetizing an IP portfolio, and the role that disputes play in licensing. Attendees learned how to value their intellectual property, the best strategies for dispute-free licensing, how to use post-grant proceedings in the US and Europe as part of a licensing strategy, how licensing settlement agreements are viewed competitively in the US and Europe, and the effect of recent Supreme Court decisions in these areas along with the ethical considerations in licensing, including ethical concerns for non-practicing entities...