Focus: Patents | IP Strategy | Licensing | Copyright
Mr. Hickman concentrates his practice on patent, IP strategy, licensing, and technology development matters. He has worked in the IP field since 1991, primarily advising companies in the fields of computer and software-based inventions. Sub-specialties include databases, digital video, search engines, personal digital assistants, smart phones, e-commerce, cryptography, and digital imaging.
Panelist: “Recent PTO Rulemaking Proposals,” Licensing Executive Society and Silicon Valley Intellectual Law Association
Panelist: “A Brave New World: Patent Law Reform,” JRCLS National Seminar
Co-Author, Dolby Laboratories amicus curiae brief, cited favorably by the Supreme Court in the landmark Bilski Decision
Presenter: “In re Bilski - The Future of Business Methods Patents,” Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association
Author/Developer, The Patent Polisher, a software tool for detecting and correcting errors in patent applications