Gerard von Hoffmann with Knobbe Martens to Speak at TKG’s The Brave New World of Wearable Technology

TKG has announced that Gerard von Hoffmann with Knobbe Martens will Speak at TKG’s The Brave New World of Wearable Technology on November 16, 2016 @ 12:00 PM ET

Online PR News – 27-October-2016 – New Jersey – The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Gerard von Hoffmann, Partner at Knobbe Martens will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “The Brave New World of Wearable Technology: How to Protect Your IP and Minimize Infringement Risks.” This event is scheduled for November 16, 2016 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).

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About Gerard von Hoffmann

Gerard von Hoffmann is a partner in the leading intellectual property law firm Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear. His intellectual property law practice is focused primarily at the startup stage in the medical device industry, including offensive and defensive competitive strategies, 'design around' concept engineering, IP diligence, strategic transactions and patent portfolio management.

He has served on the Board of Directors of two public and four venture-backed private companies, and is presently a Manager of an early stage wearable fitness company. Prior to joining Knobbe Martens, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Helen W. Nies, Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington DC. (the Patent Appeals Court). He has served as an Adjunct Professor of Patent Law at USD School of Law and Loyola Law School (Los Angeles). Gerard is a guest lecturer and team coach at Stanford BioDesign, and he founded and manages

About Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear

Consistently ranked among the top intellectual property firms in the nation and worldwide, Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP has over 300 lawyers and scientists nationwide and dedicates its practice to all aspects of intellectual property law, including litigation. Knobbe Martens serves a diverse group of clients from multinational corporations to emerging businesses of all stages. The firm is headquartered in Orange County, California, with offices in San Diego, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C., and enjoys an international reputation for excellence. More information about the firm can be found at

Event Synopsis:

The brave new world of wearable technology features devices ranging from high-tech fashion and smart jewelry to wearables that track medical issues, personal activity, and sports data. As wearable technology continues to offer new capabilities, intellectual property (IP) protection remains to be a crucial aspect of a wearable tech development. Irrespective of the technology, all such devices need IP protection in order to protect the product, keep its competitive edge longer, and safeguard it from infringement risks.

In a two-hour LIVE webcast, a panel of IP professionals and notable technological and legal leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group will offer the audience with a high-level overview of the competitive landscape of wearable technologies and an extensive review of IP protection. Speakers will also discuss IP and trade secret strategies in protecting the functional features of a specific wearable product and will then provide best practices in identifying and minimizing infringement risks of wearable technology.

About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit: