Paul Daebeler, a partner at Staas & Halsey LLP (“S&H”), is an Adjunct Professor at Handong International Law School of Handong Global University in Pohang, South Korea. For the past five years including September of 2017, Professor Daebeler has been teaching a one week course Introduction to Patent Prosecution at Handong in order to educate law students on drafting U.S. patent applications, the constitutionality of U.S. intellectual property law, international treaties, basic U.S. Patent litigation theories, and the statutory requirements to obtain a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. In addition to the one week of class room instruction, Professor Daebeler teaches the second half of his course remotely from the audio visual conference room at S&H which is used by attorneys for global continuing legal education and world-wide communication with clients.
While teaching at Handong in September, Professor Daebeler was also the keynote presenter at an Intellectual Property Forum to provide law students with information regarding global careers in Intellectual Property in private practice, corporate practice and government practice. During the Intellectual Property Forum, Professor Daebeler shared his experiences of the enforcement of intellectual property rights before the International Trade Commission and Federal District Courts as well as his intellectual property counseling responsibilities as a corporate patent attorney at Xerox, which included formulating, communicating, and implementing Xerox”™s intellectual property strategy for his assigned business units. In addition, Professor Daebeler discussed the acquisition of Intellectual Property rights in the United States including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets from the perspective of a private practitioner and a corporate practitioner in both information technology and biotechnology. Professor Daebeler also discussed important factors in negotiating intellectual property agreements and product clearance opinions for corporate attorneys.
After returning to S&H, Professor Daebeler has continued to remotely teach his course Introduction to patent prosecution and continues to communicate with professors, law students, and the intellectual property community in Asia, Europe, and the United States.