Talem IP Law News
Talem IP Law Receives Women’s Business Enterprise National Certification
“We are happy to welcome Talem IP to the WBDC Florida and WBENC family”, said President Nancy Allen. “Their certification as a woman owned company sets them apart because it certifies that Talem IP is owned, operated, managed and independently controlled by women. The WBDC Florida and WBENC strive to promote women owned businesses by providing them with networking and educational opportunities. One of the greatest benefits of certification is the connections that our members make with each other and with our corporate sponsors. Talem IP’s mission and business focus places them in a unique position to work with our members as well as with corporations that sponsor WBDC Florida and WBENC programs.”
Talem IP Law was established in January 2015 when Sarah Knight and Wendy Zimbone joined forces to launch Gainesville, Florida’s first women-owned intellectual property (IP) law firm. Sarah and Wendy offer a pioneering approach to empowering clients with IP, bringing together over 25 years of experience in patent preparation and prosecution, engineering, business, and licensing.
Wendy Zimbone was selected and served as a mentor for the Spring 2016 Empowering Women in Technology Startups (Ewits) Program in Gainesville, Florida. In the program Wendy mentored a group of professional women through a ten-week entrepreneurial boot camp where they learned how to create a tech startup and pitch it to investors. Learn more at http://ewits.org/.
Talem IP’s founding partner, Sarah Knight, was named Super Lawyers 2016 Rising Star for Intellectual Property Law.
On February, 1st, 2016, Nicole Wanty joined the Talem IP team as an Associate Patent Attorney. Nicole is a registered patent attorney practicing patent prosecution and intellectual property counseling in the electrical and computer science arts, including electronics, software, signals, networking, and telecommunications. Prior to joining Talem IP Law, Nicole was an intellectual property associate at a law firm in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Nicole also previously externed in the Patent Experience Extern Program at the United States Patent and Trademark Office and at an intellectual property firm in Alexandria, Virginia.
As part of the 53rd Annual Conference on Intellectual Property Law on November 16-17 at the Center for American and International Law, Plano, TX, Sarah joined a panel of speakers to discuss overcoming challenges in drafting and prosecuting patent applications on software inventions. Topics included issues with disclosure development and drafting in view of 101, prosecution issues in view of 101, claiming and prosecuting patent applications to manage divided infringement and inducement, and functional claiming.
The 2015 Partnering in Patents – Software Partnership was held at the United States Patent and Trademark Office October 21, 2015. Speaking from the software and electrical arts perspective, Sarah Knight joined a panel of speakers to discuss functional language.