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Raymond Van Dyke

Intellectual Property, Technology, and Patent Attorney, and Speaker

Raymond Van Dyke has spoken in front of audiences hundreds of times. He has appeared on NBC, Bloomberg, and Tech TV, has been quoted and interviewed by the nation’s leading periodicals, and is the behind-the-scenes expert source for dozens of reporters. He teaches at universities around the world and is one of only a hundred men and women ever named as a Fellow of the American Intellectual Property Association. His witty, interesting talks are aimed at everyone from the general public to engineers, attorneys, scholars, and corporate executives. With 30,000 connections on LinkedIn, Raymond Van Dyke is perhaps the most followed intellectual property lawyer in the world. 

Speaking Topics
  • Patents 101
  • Trademarks for Businesses
  • Copyrights
  • Licensing Your Ideas
  • The History of Invention
  • Famous Deals in History
  • Trade Secrets: When a patent isn’t in your best interest
  • Technology
  • Making Partner
  • Patent Pitfalls
  • How to Evaluate Your Intellectual Property
  • Keeping Costs Down: Teaching R&D How to Streamline the Patent Process
  • The America Invents Act
  • Current Issues in Patents, Copyrights and Licensing
  • Nanotechnology Law and Ethics
  • U.S. Intellectual Property Law for Foreigners (frequently given at the State Department)
  • Protecting Intellectual Property Rights Internationally
  • The Path to Invention: Overcoming Roadblocks and Setting Yourself Up for Success
  • Topics for Young Inventors
  • All talks are customizable to audience (i.e. children, general audience, or expert)
  • Available for both virtual and in-person events

Ray taught the Basics of Intellectual Property at the Lyle School of Computer Science and Engineering at Southern Methodist University, the University of Texas at Dallas’ School of Computer Science, Texas Tech University, and the University of Strasbourg, France.  He has also taught International and Comparative Patent Law at American University’s Washington College of Law and the National Institute of Health (NIH), and has been a guest lecturer internationally, including Peking University in Beijing, China.

In addition, he consults with companies to train engineers, inventors, and management about the value of intellectual property and how to prepare material for prosecution that will decrease attorney bills while creating the strongest patent, copyright, or trademark possible. He also works very closely with industries that utilize trade secrets, making sure best practices are understood and put into practice. Small business associations have enjoyed his talks about trademarks and other ways to safeguard business reputations and values. He loves to mentor inventors of any age and get them on the path to success.

Contact him now to schedule workshops, lectures, group training, one-on-one coaching, and keynote speeches.