Date: October 2, 2023
Time: 4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center, A225
How does a materials scientist become an inventor? Join in this interactive panel-style workshop for insight into navigating the patent process, with professional and personal perspectives from accomplished inventors and lawyers. Attendees will learn tips and best practices for how to identify a patentable idea, distinguish their ideas from previously patented technologies, and write and file a patent application. This workshop is suitable for materials professionals at all career stages from all types of institutions (federal, private, academic) who have an interest and curiosity in patenting their technical innovations. This workshop is presented by the TMS Professional Development Committee. There is no charge to attend this workshop, and no advance registration is required.
Ames National Laboratory and Iowa State University
Iver Anderson earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in metallurgical engineering in 1982 and 1977, respectively, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his B.S. in metallurgical engineering in 1975 from Michigan Technological University. From 1982 to 1987, he was staff metallurgist, Materials Science and Technology Division at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory. After joining Ames Laboratory (U.S. Department of Energy) in 1987, Anderson currently is a senior metallurgist and adjunct professor of materials science and engineering at Iowa State University. His research is focused on powder metallurgy and rapid solidification; high pressure gas atomization of fine metal powders; centrifugal atomization/fluid quenching of spherical powders of rare-earth metals/compounds and other alloys, as well as materials joining including lead-free solders, resistance welding, and ceramic composite bonding. He has over 280 publications and 50 patents.
Anderson is a member and Fellow (2015) of TMS and served as a member of the TMS Board of Directors. He is a member and Fellow (2006) of APMI International and was a Board of Directors member. He is a member and Fellow (1994) of ASM International and has served as an ASM Trustee. He is also a Fellow of Alpha Sigma Mu and the National Academy of Inventors and a Member (2017) of the National Inventors Hall of Fame. In 2019, Anderson was named a Distinguished Alumni of Michigan Technological University. He has also received other awards including the 2001 Energy 100 Award; 1996 TMS Distinguished Service Award; 1991 R&D-100 Award; and the 1991 Federal Laboratory Consortium Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer.
Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Allied Security Trust
Tom Fleishman is the Director of Technology and Patents at Allied Security Trust (AST). AST is a Delaware statutory trust founded in 2007 to help its members mitigate the risk of lawsuits from Non-Practicing Entities. he has been at AST for 3 years and provides Technology and Risk Assessments of Patent Portfolios available in the market for AST Member Companies. Fleishman was a Master Inventor at IBM and worked at IBM for 37 years, initially as a Product Engineer in Corporate procurement, then as a Semiconductor Test Engineer and then as an Engineer in IBM's High Performance Packaging area. He then spent approximately 17 years in IBM Corporate IP as a Patent Engineer and Tools Developer for IP Tools. He received a B.S. in EE/CS from the Polytechnic Institute of New York and currently has approximately 35 patents.