Alexandria, VA (June 14, 2010) — Matthew Rodgers, Vice President of Landon IP’s Patent Search Group, has been invited to participate in the 4th annual meeting of the National Partners Initiative of the Central Advisory Service on Intellectual Property (CAS-IP) . This meeting is being held on Friday, June 18, 2010 at the offices of Venable, LLP in Washington, DC.
Mr. Rodgers will be a participant in a roundtable discussion on freedom-to-operate issues. He will provide his perspective on the role and importance of patent searching and analysis, as well as the “how to’s” of using databases and other resources to locate relevant patents. The NPI, which was established in 2007, is a community of IP practitioners from developing and emerging countries from around the world. NPI members work together to improve their individual and institutional capabilities in the areas of intellectual property management and technology transfer. They have a particular interest in the needs of agricultural institutions.
“I’m excited to have the opportunity to engage with this group of dynamic IP professionals and to participate in the give-and-take on critical freedom-to-operate issues,” says Mr. Rodgers.