ECE Student Seminar

Event Details

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

11:15am - 12:05pm

Klaus Building, Room 2443

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Paul Steffes

School of Electrical and Computer Engineering


Event Details

Speakers: Ms. Laura S. Huffman, Senior Attorney, King & Spalding LLP

Seminar Topic:  Intellectual Property: The Economic Engine of Knowledge

Abstract of Talk:  Intellectual property is the backbone of the world economy. It plays a role in everyone’s life. It is particularly important for engineers, whether you are in research and development, an entrepreneur, a business manager, or any other technology career. We will discuss the various types of intellectual property (patents, trade secrets, copyrights, and trademarks) including what they protect and how they are acquired.

Biographical Sketches of the Speakers: Laura Huffman is a proud graduate of Georgia Tech, holding the BEE and MSEE degrees. She began her career at Bell Laboratories in research and development in optical fiber and cable. She subsequently moved into business management for Lucent Technologies and OFS, with global responsibility for product management, product marketing, business development, intellectual property strategy and public policy. After that career, she obtained her JD degree from Emory University, where she participated in the joint Georgia Tech Emory TI:GER program. She retired from the Intellectual Property Group of King & Spalding LLP in April 2018 and returned on a part-time basis in December 2018. Her practice includes all aspects of intellectual property litigation and counseling with a primary emphasis on patent litigation. She is currently a board member of the Georgia Intellectual Property Alliance (GIPA), with responsibility for the Georgia University Alliance. Ms. Huffman is married to David Huffman, BEE '80, and is the proud mother of Matt, who will “get out” in May 2019 with a BS NRE.

Last revised February 28, 2019