ESP Biography



HOWARD PETERS, Stanford Ph.D. chemical patent attorney (retired)




Major: Chemistry Ph.D.

College/Employer: Peters Verny LLP retired

Year of Graduation: 1967

Picture of Howard Peters

Brief Biographical Sketch:

see
http://www.howard-peters.com
for biography and photo

Stanford Ph.D. Chemistry 1967
Santa Clara U, J.D. Law, 1978
High explosive Expert at SRI INT 10 years.
Chemical patent attorney in Silicon Valley 30+ years-
now retired

Much experience in public outreach for chemistry to general psaudiences ,including on cruise ships
1.
Fun talk w/ samples Chocolate Food of the Gods 45 min
2
Fun talk: Teaching invention and innovation to children and grandchildren - using patented toys.
45 min

Also see www.scvacs.org & link to Newsletters &
link to Dec 2009 p -3-4

Google 'howard peters chocolate chemist



Past Classes

  (Look at the class archive for more.)


Chocolate Food of the Gods in Splash! Spring 2014
A fun lecture on the biology, chemistry, biochemistry, religious, social , economic aspects of chocolate. Small samples of chocolate will be provided for attendees for comparison. For those who stay to the bitter end, there will be a free drawing for bittersweet chocolate.


Invention Explained using Patented Toys as Props in Splash! Spring 2014
You don't need to be a rocket scientist to be an inventor. This is a fun lecture describing the invention process in the USA to protect the intellectual property (IP. A free drawing will be held at the end of the talk for attendees for a patented toy SLINKY, FRISBEE, Yo-Yo) with a copy of the issued US patent.


Chocolate Food of the Gods in Splash! Fall 2013
A fun Chocolate presentation on the history, biology, chemistry, biochemistry, manufacturing of chocolate. Some trivia, some saqmples and a free drawing for chocolate


Invention & Inovation for Students using Patented Toys for Props in Splash! Fall 2013
A fun presentation about invention and patenting using familiar toys (SLINKY, FRISBEE Yo-YO, etc) as props. A free drawing will be held at the end of the lectrue for a patented tooy and a copy of its US patent. Free web site pat2pdf.org #6469 is for A. Lincoln.


You Don't Need to be a Rocket Scientist to be an Inventor in Splash! Fall 2013
A fun look at the US patent system, 1. how to find information online about filing a US patent, 2. costs to the inventor, 3. US patent searching and patent retrieval, 4. some trivial connections, & 5 a free drawing at the end for patented toys w/US patent: FRISBEE, SLINKY, Yo-Yo, etc.


Chocolate Food of theGods in Splash! Spring 2013
A fun talk on the chemistry biology, biochemistry, history, resources, trivial connections, etc. Some chocolate samples will be provided for evaluation. A free drawing for bitter chocolate items will be held for those who stay to the "bitter" end.


Invention & Innovation using Patented Toys in Splash! Spring 2013
A fun talk on invention and innovation using familiar toys which were once patented, e.g. FRISBIE, SLINKY, YOYO . Many resources are provided. A free drawing will be held at the lecture end for a patented toy and a copy of its US patent


Inventions; Teaching with Patented Toys in Splash! Fall 2012
A fun talk exploring the world of invention and innovation using patented toys as props-SLINKY, FRISBEE, Yo-YO, etc. You don't need to be a rocket scientist to be an inventor. At the end, A free drawing for attendees for some patented toys.


Chemistry of Chocolate in Splash! Spring 2012
A fun presentation in PPT on chocolate - its biology, chemistry , biochemistry, health benefits, trivia and some unusual connections. You will never look at a chocolate bar in the same way again. Samples of chocolate are provided for comparison. Stay to the "bitter" end for a planned free drawing for "bittersweet" chocolate and other chocolate-related items.


Creative Invention and Innovation - using Patented Toys in Splash! Spring 2012
The fun lecture will include the requirements and web resources available to research & to file a U.S. patent.application. Familiar toys and games which are/have been patented will be used as examples. A free drawing is planned at the end of the lecture for a patented toy , e.g FRISBEE, SLINKY, YO-YO with a copy of the US patent.


Chocolate Food of the Gods in Splash! Fall 2011
A fun talk explores the history, chemisitry, biochemistry and trivial connectin of chocolate. Some samples are provided to attendees for taste comparison.. A free drawing will be held at the end for some free chocolate items. ..Must stay to the bitter end... (Talk has been give around the country and on cruise ships)


Invention & innovation using Toys which are Patented in Splash! Fall 2011
Processes of invention and innovation are discused and emphasized using toys which were/are patented... including the FRISBEE, YO-YO. SLINKY , etc. You don't need to be a rocket scientist to be an inventor. Find a problem ...and solve it.. The class will end with a free drawing for the above toys with a copy of their US patent.


Chocolate -Food of the Gods in Splash! Spring 2011
A fun talk touching on the history, biology, biochemistry, chemistry, processing, and folk lore (trivia) about chocolate. Various samples of chocolate are provided to attendees for taste comparison. A free drawing is held at the end of the lecture for some chocolate "things." May you never look a chocolate bar in the same way again.


Invention and Innovation using Patented Toys in Splash! Spring 2011
A fun talk about the amazing world of invention and innovation using patented toys and familiar everyday objects. Toys include the SLINKY, FRISBEE, YO-YO, Monopoly, Lincoln Logs, etc. Familiar objects include McDonald's French Fry Sleeve & Big Mac Clamshell container, sleeve for STARBUCK's coffee cup, etc. You don't need to be a rocket scientist to be an inventor. ( A 15 inch tall active model of the robot R2D2 from STAR WARS may make a short appearance.) A free drawing will be held at the conclusion for attendees for some patented toys-with a copy of the US patent.


Chocolate: Food of the Gods in Splash! Fall 2010
A PG-13 fun talk on the chemistry of chocolate with a free drawing for attendees for chocolate and chocolate books/items.


Innovation and Invention: patented toys in Splash! Fall 2010
A PG-13 fun talk about invention and innovation using patented toys SLINKY, FRISBIE YO-YO with copy of US patent (It is not rocket science), and a free drawing for attendees for a patented toy.