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IP Due Diligence from Product Idea to Launch

 Product Management   Regulatory/Clinical Affairs    Research/Development/Design
 Executive Management     Manufacturing 

View the presentation here.

Intellectual property plays a crucial role in the development and launch of a new product. A panel of experts will walk through the IP steps during the critical stages of project initiation, concept phase, design and development phase and product release. This discussion will provide best practices to ensure the right stakeholders are brought to the table and the proper investments are made to protect your company’s product portfolio.

Session Takeaways:

- The role of design patents in the medical industry
- When to start a patent search
- When to file a Provisional vs. Utility patent
- Tips for filing internationally
- When and how to pursue patent enforcement and apply evergreening for product success



Jeff Tyber jeff-tyber OMTECweb
CEO and President
Tyber Medical

Jeff Tyber, Chief Executive Officer and President of Tyber Medical, has served in the orthopaedic industry for 12 years in roles of product development, research and management at Aesculap Implant Systems, Extremity Medical and MedShape Solutions, the latter which he also co-founded. He is a named inventor on more than 40 domestic and international patents and patent applications. 


Boger WEBJohn Boger  

Heslin Rothenberg Farley Mesiti P.C.

John W. Boger is a partner with the Upstate New York law firm of Heslin Rothenberg Farley Mesiti P.C. and is the Chairman of the firm’s Medical Products and Technology Practice Group. Before attending law school, Mr. Boger worked for eight years with a large orthopaedic device manufacturer in various product development and marketing positions.

Dave-Meibos WEBDavid W. Meibos
Maywood IP Law

David W. Meibos has been a registered patent attorney for more than thirteen years. As Senior Director of Intellectual Property for IMDS, he helped doctors, startups and OEMs in the orthopaedic space establish freedom-to-operate for new products, design around competitive patents, obtain patent protection for their ideas and license or sell their technologies. He now operates Maywood IP Law, which is focused on providing intellectual property services.

diane dobrea_webDiane Dobrea
Legal Counsel
Kapstone Medical

Diane Dobrea is in-house legal counsel with Kapstone Medical, a supplier of products and development services to the medical products industry. Throughout her career, Ms. Dobrea has focused on identifying, protecting and licensing her clients' innovations. Ms. Dobrea earned her bachelor’s and master’s degree in biochemistry and her JD from Case Western Reserve University. She is a member of the Ohio Bar and is admitted to practice before the USPTO.