Basics of Intellectual Property

Special Discussion: The Basics of Intellectual Property and Transactions Relating

Special Discussion: The Basics of Intellectual Property and Transactions Relating is made possible with support from Fairfield’s School of Engineering and Inventors Association of Connecticut.

Media Contact: Robby Piazzaroli,, 203-254-4000 x2597

Former advertising executives Kevin Carroll and Steve Mark will deliver a virtual presentation entitled “Building a Game Business in 30 Seconds or Less,” on Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 5 p.m. via Zoom webinar. Free and open to the public, this lecture is presented by the Inventor’s Association of Connecticut (IACT), with support from Fairfield University’s School of Engineering.

The virtual discussion will identify common types of agreements utilized between parties that exchange and create intellectual property with David Bomzer, Sara Colburn and Katherine Tassmer.

Bomzer has served as both in-house and outside counsel to some of the largest and most recognizable Fortune 500 companies. In these positions, he has been responsible for developing, coordinating and executing all aspects of patent protection strategies among global teams of business and technology hubs. In addition, he has developed objectives and procedures for identifying and protecting high value technology assets, and organized and led teams of technology leaders, who assisted in coordinating enterprise-wide protection efforts. He also managed patent procurement efforts by in-house and outside counsel.

Colburn assists clients in intellectual property litigation matters in the areas of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and contractual disputes. She has prepared briefs and attended depositions, mediations, and trails. She also assists clients with intellectual property transactional matters. She has drafted numerous intellectual property agreements, including licenses, confidentiality / non-disclosure agreements, assignments, manufacturing and supply agreements, and others. Colburn has experience in counseling clients in obtaining intellectual property protection, and defending and enforcing intellectual property rights.

Tassmer assists clients with an array of patent and trademark infringement actions and intellectual property transactional matters. She has experience in pharmaceutical litigation under the Hatch-Waxman Act, trademark litigation involving trade dress and unfair competition and false advertising, as well as drafting various intellectual property agreements, including settlement agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and manufacturing and supply agreements. She also has experience assisting with post-grant proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Tassmer is knowledgeable in all phases of intellectual property litigation, from case inception through trial, and is well-versed in all aspects of electronic discovery.

Learn more by visiting the Inventor’s Association of Connecticut website.

Posted On: February 22, 2022

Volume: 53 Number: 60

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