Technology Transfer Office to present international patent seminar

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The Marshall University Technology Transfer Office will present a free seminar focusing on international patent protection from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. this Thursday, Feb. 9, in Room 349 of the Drinko Library on Marshall’s campus in Huntington.

The session will be led by attorney Terry Wright of the firm Stites & Harbison PLLC in Louisville, Ky. He is one of 16 registered patent attorneys at the firm and is a member of the Intellectual Property and Technology Service Group. His practice focuses on patent‐related aspects of intellectual property, including patent drafting, patent prosecution, and counseling clients about infringement, validity and patentability.

Wright has a background in life sciences and experience with academic research in the areas of cardiovascular biology, molecular and cellular biology, pharmacology and biotechnology. He counsels companies and university technology transfer/licensing offices regarding strategies for protecting patent‐based intellectual property.

The program is free but reservations are requested. Send reservations to For more information, contact Amy Melton at 304-696-4365.

Contact:  Ginny Painter, Communications Director, Marshall University Research Corporation, 304.746.1964