March 1, 2017
Fitch Even partner Thomas F. Lebens was a featured speaker at a San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce program on February 23, 2017. During the program, Tom addressed the security and privacy issues surrounding Internet-connected devices increasingly used in businesses and residences, including surveillance equipment, wearables, automobiles, thermostats, lighting, appliances, televisions, DVRs, and more.
Tom is a frequent speaker on cybersecurity issues. He focuses his practice on the preparation and prosecution of patent, trademark, and copyright applications, including appeals, post-grant review, and interferences, in addition to counseling clients on IP and business strategy, licensing, and infringement issues.
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