WILMINGTON, DEL.—Womble Bond Dickinson is a sponsor of two concurrent Delaware Bio intellectual property events, both of which take place Friday, Sept. 21 at Agilent Technologies in Wilmington.

Womble Bond Dickinson attorney Kristen Cramer will help lead Delaware Bio’s “IP 101 Training” session . She and other veteran IP attorneys will relay best practices, including: What is classified as an invention, and how to protect it via trade secret or patent; non-disclosure agreements; and filing strategy. They will also use a dynamic case study to illustrate those IP fundamentals.

That same day, Delaware Bio will hold its Intellectual Property Legal Forum. U.S. Sen. Christopher Coons and U.S. Patent & Trademark Office Director Andrei Iancu will be the keynote speakers for the event, discussing recent developments in IP law and IP reform legislation. Sen. Coons is the sponsor of the STRONGER Patents Act and the BIG Data for IP Act. Director Iancu leads the team of more than 12,000 professionals at the USPTO. In 2017, the agency received 650,000 patent and 600,000 trademark applications.

Kristen Healey Cramer represents domestic and international clients as lead counsel in patent infringement actions in federal district and appellate courts and in inter partes review proceedings before the PTAB. She also serves as local trial counsel in Delaware and New Jersey. She has litigated patent matters involving pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biotechnology, consumer products and electronics, computer networks, power, and business methods, among other technologies.