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ASM Meeting

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Intellectual Property for the Materials Professional:
Patents and Trade Secrets


Carmen Santa Maria, Esq.

McNees Wallace & Nurick, LLC

100 Pine St.
P.O. Box 1166
Harrisburg, PA 17108-1166   717-237-5281  www.mwn.com

to be held at   (see map at bottom)

Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey

4650 Lindle Road · Harrisburg, PA 17111 USA
(30min. from York; 35min. from Lancaster)

Schedule:
  6:00: Social   (Elm Room)
  6:30: Dinner
  7:30: Speaker

Dinner:  Choice of entrée (indicate your choice when you register)

   Salad: Caeser Salad

   • Chicken Saltimbocca
        -or-
   • Pork Chop with Apple Onion Relish and Dijon Demi

   Desert: New York Style Cheesecake

Cost: Members & guests: 15, Retirees: $10, Students:$5

Reservations: Deadline: Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Click on Reservations menu to register, or
 phone: Steve Baumann at Alcoa Mill Products   (717) 393-9641 ext:1889
 e-mail stephen.baumann@alcoa.com


 

Intellectual Property for the Materials Professional:
Patents and Trade Secrets

Intellectual property, including patents and trade secrets are an integral part of many industries, including the materials industry. Pennsylvania and Central Pennsylvania, in particular, is known for innovation in materials and includes a large number of innovative companies that pursue and protect intellectual property relating to materials.

What is a patent? What is a trade secret? What is the difference between patents and trade secrets? How can these forms of intellectual property be used. Come learn about patents, trade secrets, the differences between patents and trade secrets and the ways that patents and trade secrets may be used to protect intellectual property.


About our speaker


Carmen Santa Maria is a patent attorney with McNees Wallace and Nurick LLC. He is head of the Patent Division at the firm. His practice involves the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in materials-related arts including metallurgy, ceramics, composites, and mechanical arts. Carmen has extensive engineering experience in the nuclear area and in nondestructive testing. He is also involved in the preparation of patentability, validity and infringement opinions, patent licensing, and appeals before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences.

Carmen received his B.S. from the University of Notre Dame, B.S. and a M.S. in Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science from the University of Wisconsin, M.S., Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Sciences. Carmen graduated from Duquesne University School of Law, J.D., 1987, cum laude.

Directions


From Lancaster (East)  (35 minutes from Lancaster)
Take 283 West towards Harrisburg. Proceed on 283 North to Swatara Exit (#2). Turn right off ramp, then turn left onto High Point Dr. The hotel is on the left hand side.

From York (South)  (30 minutes from York)
From Interstate 83 North to I-283 South. Take the Swatara Exit (#2). Turn left onto Lindle Rd. At the second light turn left onto High Point Dr. The hotel is on the left hand side.

From North
From Interstate 78 West or 81 South, proceed to I-83 South. Continue to 283 South to the Swatara Exit (#2). Turn left onto Lindle Rd. At the second light turn left onto High Point Dr. The hotel is on the left hand side.
From West
Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Interstate 76) to Exit #247. Follow 283 North to the Swatara Exit (#2). At top of the ramp, turn right. Then, turn left at the first light. The hotel is on the left hand side.







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At our last meeting

Our February meeting featured a special Valentines day program featuring Chocolate.
Speaker Dr. Cindy Yetter-Vassot, French Department Chair at Franklin and Marshall College, provided a very interesting and informative presentation. Her talk described many cultural aspects of chocolate, as well as sharing many historical and sociological aspects of chocolate.

Photos from the February 2010 Meeting