Students, and teachers alike, enjoyed a visit from Mr. Joe Agostino, Esq. Mr. Agostino is a Patent Attorney in nearby Florham Park. He gave us all a fun and informative demonstration on what it takes to achieve, and hold, a patent in the U.S. and abroad.
Joe explained how his love for math and science led to a Mechanical Engineering degree from Stevens Institute of Technology, and subsequently his law degree from Seton Hall University. He brought a nice group of products with which he helped patent, including some special storage containers and a hip joint! He stressed that the design process, which our students study in their Intro to Engineering, Design and Problem Solving, Imagineering, Makers and Computer Tech classes, is very important in securing a patent. He also answered some relevant questions from the gallery to wrap up his visit.
We hope to see Mr. Agostino again next year!