Brooks Kushman's Abbatt to Address Physicians, Medical Executives about Patents and Cardiovascular Medicine at 11th Annual New Cardiovascular Horizons Conference

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich., May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- To help cardiovascular medical professionals become aware of the pitfalls and opportunities

of patents in their field, Brooks Kushman law firm's William G. Abbatt will address the 11th Annual New Cardiovascular Horizons Conference (NCVH) in New Orleans on June 2 to 5. Abbatt,
a shareholder and registered patent attorney, is an expert counselor, litigator and educator in all aspects of patent law.

Abbatt is slated to participate in two NCVH sessions, the first on Thursday, June 3 from 3:10 to 3:25 p.m. where he will discuss "Intellectual Property Troubleshooting for the Medical Executive." In a panel discussion on Friday, June 4 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Abbatt will be joined by cardiovascular specialists Drs. Desmond Bell and Elias Kassab in a panel discussion titled "Patents and Cardiovascular Medicine: An Intersection of Practices."

"Presenting at the NCVH Conference is a great opportunity to discuss the importance of patents to an audience that can really benefit from this information – the innovators of new medical developments," said Abbatt. "Intellectual property, especially patents, is big business. Therefore, raising an awareness of the importance of these matters will help further the research and development successes of these top medical professionals."

NCVH is one of the nation's largest cardiovascular conferences, bringing together more than 2,000 attendees, 125 exhibitors, 180 faculty and 200 scientific presentations. According to NCVH, the conference is the largest medical meeting to focus on PAD (peripheral artery disease) and peripheral interventions.

At NCVH, Abbatt hopes to discuss some of the most common struggles that would-be entrepreneurs face when working to secure a patent, one of the most crucial steps in protecting one's own idea, protocol or technology. Abbatt, along with more than 70 highly specialized Brooks Kushman professionals, is skilled at working with such clients – from individual inventors and emerging companies to Fortune 100 companies – in IP and technology matters.

His first session will discuss the common questions, concerns and pitfalls that medical executives often encounter when exposed to IP-related issues. He will address IP strategies for attracting investors, philanthropists and new patients, branding, due diligence, agreements and more.

In Friday's session, Abbatt and his co-presenters will deep-dive into the "big business" of patents as they relate to cardiology. This session will discuss the importance and key aspects of the patent process that pertain to cardiologists, including savvy advice that discusses: types of patent applications; costs, procedure and timing considerations; searching, issuance and enforcement; patent prosecution abroad; and other noteworthy considerations.

For additional information, including the full NCVH conference agenda, please visit

About Brooks Kushman

Founded in 1983 by five intellectual property (IP) attorneys, Brooks Kushman P.C. is a leading IP and commercial law firm based in Southfield, Mich. with an office in Los Angeles. Since its inception, the firm has grown to about 70 lawyers and patent agents, gaining a reputation nationally and internationally as a leader in providing cutting-edge, timely and cost-effective IP counseling.

Brooks Kushman counts four U.S. Fortune 100 companies among its clients and is often recognized by peers and leading trade publications. Brooks Kushman is: a Go-To Law Firm® selected by the top 500 companies, according to Corporate Counsel magazine; a "Best at Client Focus" firm, according to large and Fortune 1000 companies surveyed by The BTI Consulting Group; and one of the top IP firms selected by the Fortune 100, according to IP Law & Business. For more information, visit

About NCVH

New Cardiovascular Horizons (NCVH) is attended by more than 2,000 physicians, scientists, allied professionals and industry professional from around the world. The meeting takes a multidisciplinary approach to limb salvage and amputation prevention techniques, offering comprehensive educational programs for each specialty. Live limb-salvage case demonstrations are an integral part of the meeting.

NCVH is presented by the South Louisiana Clinical Research Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization. The meeting will be held June 2 – 5, 2010 at the Roosevelt Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New Orleans, LA. For more information, visit NCVH offers Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit for physicians, CPME credits for podiatrists, CNE credits for nurses, AAFP prescribed credits for family practice physicians, ASRT credits for cath lab technologists, PT credits for physical therapists and CEU credits for allied health professionals.

SOURCE Brooks Kushman P.C.


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