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The Life of a Patent

March 26, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm


I’d like to invite you all to our 2019 Q1 Meeting, on Tuesday March 26. Tama Drenski will be leading a discussion on the life of a U.S. patent.

Papa Joe’s Iacomini
1561 Akron Peninsula Road
Akron, OH 44313, USA

Tuesday, March 26th, 2019
Reception at 5:00 PM
Dinner at 6:00 PM

An intimate look into the life of a U.S. Patent, from its beginnings as a young application, to its tortuous journey through U.S. Patent Office examination, to its success as an issued patent, and the children patents that expand upon its legacy. Specifically, U.S. Pat. Nos. 9,913,799 and 10,123,968, owned by Mary Kay Inc., and directed to COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF THEIR USE, will be reviewed, and along the way, basic principles of patentability, examination, and infringement will be discussed.

Presenter Bio

Prior to becoming an attorney, Tama was a chemist for British Petroleum, where she initially worked in BP’s analytical chemistry department. She focused on atomic absorption and atomic emission spectroscopy, and initiated an AI program for selection of sample preparation methods. As a research chemist on the propylene ammoxidation team, Tama became interested in the patent process, and is a co-inventor on a number of patents related to heterogeneous catalysts.

Tama is an attoney at Renner Kenner. Tama has developed a broad practice in all areas of intellectual property law. She works closely with clients in the development, procurement, maintenance, licensing and enforcement of worldwide intellectual property portfolios. Tama directs patent, trademark, copyright and design matters around the world and oversees opposition and enforcement proceedings.


March 26, 2019
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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