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Eli Mazour is the host of the Clause 8 interview series and an Associate with Harrity & Harrity LLP in Fairfax, Virginia. Mazour has extensive experience in all aspects of the patent prosecution process, including preparing and prosecuting hundreds of patent applications related to computer software, Internet and e-commerce, business methods, electronic consumer products, and telecommunications. Eli has particular experience in helping clients identify and assess patentable inventions and developing patent prosecution strategies. He has also been involved with conducting patent infringement investigations and clearance of products.
For more information, or to contact Eli, please visit his Firm Profile Page.
On October 26, President Joe Biden nominated Kathi Vidal for Under Secretary for Intellectual Property and Director the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Vidal is the managing partner of the Silicon Valley office of Winston & Strawn and specializes in patent litigation. If confirmed by the Senate, Vidal will face many challenges as head of the USPTO. In an interview from 2019 with Clause 8, she discussed her journey to the top of her field, as well as her thoughts about the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) being dubbed the “death squads,” patent trolls, and what law firms can do to help innovators without deep pockets.
The first episode of this season of Clause 8 featured the most recent USPTO Director – Andrei Iancu – discussing his efforts to strengthen America’s patent system over the last three years. One of the most publicly vocal opponents of those efforts was Josh Landau, patent counsel at the Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA). Now that those views are in ascendancy in the Biden administration and Congress, it made sense to finish this season by talking to Josh.
“Jeff [Roh, CEO at IntuitiveX] knew for every person like [him], who is able to succeed, there’s countless others who aren’t. They just fall flat because they encounter resistance and give up. And so he was on a mission to make other inventors and surgeons be successful as well.” Don’t miss this latest episode of Clause 8 with President and Chief Legal Officer of IntuitiveX, Mark Han, about the new business model IntuitiveX created to help innovators in the medical field.
Chris Agrawal is President of the Association of Intellectual Property Firms and partner at Bookoff McAndrews. He was instrumental in one of the biggest patent transactions in history and the reason Eli Mazour [Clause 8’s host] got into patent law in the first place. If you’re a startup founder or an executive at a growth stage company worrying about patent protection or wondering how to scale your patent program, download and listen to this episode today.