john_greaves Join us on as Dr. John Greaves, Senior Patent Attorney/Chair, Semiconductor Packaging Committee, Intel Corporation, presents his lecture on, “Patent Law and Chemical Engineering: Career Adventures.” The lecture take place on Tuesday, October 28th, from 10:45-11:35am in WEB L104.

A patent attorney must have both engineering and legal credentials from accredited institutions. Typically this means the attorney has earned at least a bachelor’s degree in engineering or the in hard sciences such as biology, mathematics, computer science, or physics. Patent practice requires the patent attorney have both technical knowledge and legal skill. These are two disciplines that are constantly evolving and the patent attorney must synergize his engineering- and legal “brains” even while both disciplines evolve. A patent attorney works closely with technology industries to protect their intellectual property. In addition to being a highly specialized with the exclusive title of “Registered Patent Attorney” the attorney is also a “regular” attorney at law and has passed two bar examinations and may practice law.

Short Biography
John Greaves obtained degrees in German and Chemical Engineering from the University of Utah and his Juris Doctorate from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. John worked as a process design engineer and later as a patent examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. At the PTO, he worked in Special Laws, known as the “Secrecy Group”. Since 1996, John has worked for two law firms and Intel Corporation. John has prepared over 500 patent applications with several thousand counterparts in foreign jurisdictions. Currently, John is chair of a technical committee at Intel where he manages patents worldwide. John is admitted to practice law in Washington, D.C. and Utah, and Corporate Counsel in Arizona. In particular, he is a Registered Patent Attorney, admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.