Patents 101


“What to Expect When You’re Inventing: The Patenting Process”

1 PDH available. $0 cost.

Patent attorney, Lisa Schoedel, will present “What to Expect When You’re Inventing: The Patenting Process” at the October 20, 2014 Section meeting. She will discuss the patenting process from when an inventor has an idea for an invention to when the patent office issues a patent. Specifically, she will describe what the inventor should expect during each of the stages of the patenting process: (1) documenting the invention; (2) filing a patent application; (3) working with the patent office; and (4) patent issuance.

Lisa Schoedel is a partner with McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP. Ms. Schoedel practices in all areas of intellectual property law, with a particular emphasis on patent litigation, patent preparation and prosecution, and counseling in the areas of electrical engineering, computing, and telecommunications. Her litigation experience covers a wide range of technologies, including electronic circuits, computer software, telecommunications, and mechanical products. She has experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the areas of circuits, sensors, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), semiconductor processing, telecommunications, speech recognition, software, business methods, and mechanical devices.
Prior to joining MBHB, Ms. Schoedel was patent counsel for NAVTEQ North America, LLP (now Nokia). She also worked as an environmental engineer for Shell Oil Company and as an electronics engineer at McDonnell Douglas Corporation (now Boeing). Ms. Schoedel has a J.D. from DePaul University College of Law, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and an M.S. in Engineering and Policy, both from Washington University in St. Louis. She is also admitted to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

  Date and Time




  • Date: 20 Oct 2014
  • Time: 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
  • All times are US/Eastern
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  • 844 Elm Street
  • Manchester, New Hampshire
  • United States 03101
  • Building: ABI Innovation Hub

  • Nita Patel 603-232-1373
  • Starts 14 August 2014 09:00 PM
  • Ends 20 October 2014 06:00 PM
  • All times are US/Eastern
  • No Admission Charge


6:00 - Arrival

6:15 - Start of presentation

Special parking instructions: If you don't find parking in the metered street spaces, you can park in the Citizen's Bank parking garage across the street (in between Manchester & Hanover streets)