Strategic Focus on Innovation Protection and Rights Enforcement

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

The value and long-term success of your business may well hinge on protecting your innovations through patents.  Do you have a plan for securing your innovations through patents?  Do you know the timing requirements for seeking patent protection?  Do you want to strengthen your company’s competitive advantage?

We invite you to join an interactive panel discussion with Susan Glovsky and Alexander Adam, U.S. patent attorneys, Principals at Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds, and Dr. Christof Karl, Attorney-at-Law (Rechtsanwalt) and German and European Patent Attorney, Partner at Bardehle Pagenberg, who have worked together to wrestle with these issues.  The panelists will guide the conversation by providing examples that illustrate strategies used to protect and enforce patent rights.

  • Identifying your company’s valuable intellectual property
  • Using patents to protect innovation
  • Avoiding pitfalls that can forfeit your patent rights
  • Determining the best timing to protect your innovation
  • Enforcing patent rights in the U.S. and Germany


  • Susan Glovsky, U.S. patent attorney, Principals at Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds
  • Alexander Adam, U.S. patent attorney, Principals at Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds
  • Dr. Christof Karl, Attorney-at-Law (Rechtsanwalt), German and European Patent Attorney, Partner at Bardehle Pagenberg

Date: Wednesday, May 19th
Time: 9 to 10AM EST | 3 to 4PM CET
Platform: Zoom Meeting
Cost: complimentary

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The Speakers
Alexander Adam, Ph.D. | Principal, Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds (Boston)

Alexander is a highly experienced scientist turned patent attorney, who specializes in drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the fields of medical devices, biotechnology, life sciences, computer systems, electronics, imaging software, control systems, mechanical devices, telecommunications, and clean energy. He advises clients on U.S. and international patent strategy. Alex also has experience in trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings, patent litigation, due diligence, and providing invalidity and non-infringement opinions.

For over a decade, Alex has represented major universities, small and medium businesses, and start-ups, learning their business goals and strengthening their positions by developing strong intellectual property strategies. Alex’s patent prosecution work includes semiconductor manufacturing technology, laboratory devices for the pharmaceutical industry, 3-D modeling for surgical planning, computer-controlled prosthetic devices, automatic speech recognition technology, needle-free injection devices, fuel cell technology, drug infusion pumps, wearable sensors, augmented reality (AR), microfluidics and medical implants, as well as nanomaterials. Additionally, Alex has worked with artificial intelligence innovations such as neural networks, machine learning, and the Internet of Things.

Outside of the firm, Alex contributes to the Medical Development Group of Boston (MDG) and the German-American Business Council of Boston (GABC). He has been a speaker and co-organizer of MDG Forum events on Successful Strategies for Medical Device Startups, Bionics and Exoskeletons, and Software as a Medical Device (SaMD).

From 2013 – 2019, Alex was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers.

As a Ph.D. scientist, Alex worked at Boston University’s NeuroMuscular Research Center as a research assistant professor and co-supervisor in the Motor Unit Laboratory. He developed technical expertise in biosignal detection and analysis, sensor design, biomechanics, and digital signal processing.


Susan G. L. Glovsky  | Principal, Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds (Boston)

Susan, a patent attorney, represents science and technology companies in all facets of invention enforcement and protection from the courtroom to the Patent Office.

Susan uses analysis, communication, and advocacy to achieve clients’ goals in patent, trademark, copyright, trade dress, and trade secret matters.  Her experience covers a broad spectrum of technologies and industries, including biotechnology, chemistry, electrical, mechanical, green technology, ecommerce, medical devices, and consumer products.

Susan has wide-ranging experience representing national and international clients enforcing patents and defending against patent infringement actions through means tailored to the particular business and circumstances.  Susan handles patent disputes in courts throughout the country and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  Her experience handling contested matters before the Patent Office as a Registered Patent Attorney for more than three decades enables her to develop and carry out effective strategies in interrelated courtroom and Patent Office proceedings.  Susan is equally adept at pursuing and defending against enforcement actions and contested matters in the trademark realm.

Susan’s involvement in the intellectual property legal profession is local and international. She is on the Board of the German American Business Council of Boston, and on the Board of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Federal Bar Association (FBA). Susan is past-president of the Boston Patent Law Association (BPLA), founder and past co-chair of the BPLA’s Litigation Committee, a founder and past co-chair of its Committee on Contested Matters, and past co-chair of the Antitrust Committee. As a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA), Susan is on the Enforcement Committee and its Task Force on Pretext Investigations and previously served as co-chair of the Sustainable Labels Subcommittee of the Emerging Issues Committee.


Christof Karl, Dr. iur., LL.M., Dipl.-Inform. | Partner, Bardehle Pagenberg (Munich)

Dr. Christof Karl specializes in litigation and prosecution of patents, particularly in the technical fields of computer hardware and software. He has extensive experience in multi-jurisdictional cases in the field of telecommunications, including with regard to all aspects of patent-related anti-trust law. He also advises clients on issues of licensing, employee invention law, copyright law and Internet law.

Dr. Karl represents clients in patent infringement proceedings before the German Regional Courts and the Courts of Appeal, and in patent invalidity proceedings before the European Patent Office, the German Patent and Trade Mark Office, the German Federal Patent Court, and the German Federal Court of Justice. One of the main areas of his patent prosecution practice relates to the patentability of software and other computer-implemented inventions.

His clients include leading U.S. companies in the computer, computer-network, telecommunications and financial-services sectors, a major Japanese computer game manufacturer, a world market leader in tobacco articles and e-cigarettes, as well as small and medium-sized German and international companies operating in industries relating to software, electronics, laboratory equipment, car parts, sports articles, hygiene products, and food.

With his unique multiple qualifications as an attorney-at-law licensed to practice in Germany and New York, a computer scientist, and a German and European Patent Attorney, he is able to handle both the legal and technical aspects of a case. His technical knowledge is particularly valuable in patent infringement proceedings, when the technical facts need to be precisely defined and communicated. In turn, his litigation experience and international focus allow him to draft patent claims proving to be both valid and powerful in the case of enforcement, and to give strategic advice in developing and exploiting cost-effective international patent portfolios.