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This series of webinars will explore various advanced IP topics with the assumption of a basic understanding.
June 26 - Patent Prosecution in a Post-AIA World
Now that AIA is fully in effect what does patent procurement look like and what are my options as an inventor and/or entrepreneur? Specific topics include: first inventor to file changes; micro-entity status and other fee changes; new oath or declaration requirements; the pro bono program; and the small business patent ombudsman. As well discussing the changes and strategies for getting the most out of patent applications, from the types of filings one can pursue to understanding pre vs. post issue challenges of patent applications.
July 31 - The 411 on Do It Yourself Patenting
Given the high costs around intellectual property procurement this webinar is focused on providing some basic tools of the trade when pursuing DIY intellectual property protection. Hear from experienced individuals who have endeavored in the art of “Pro Se” and learn when to seek the guidance and help of legal expertise.
Aug 28 - Understanding the Patent Cooperation Treaty and Patent Prosecution Highway
When thinking global while acting local, how does one figure out a good time chase after intellectual property outside the US? This webinar discusses all issues international around IP and giving you best advice on when looking overseas with your property rights.
Sept 25 -The Mechanics of University and Federal Lab Licensing Agreements
The focus of this particular webinar session is to look at a deeper dive of best practices on IP Procurement from thought leaders in the Technology Transfer space. Specific topics to be addressed include understanding assignee rights, contractual obligations, examples of successful licensee arrangements, and government metrics.
Oct 23 -How Much is your Intellectual Property Really Worth?
So you successfully got that Patent, Copyright, and/or Trademark, now how much is that IP truly worth? Hear from experienced professionals on the true value of your IP and how much it is worth from both ROI and NPV viewpoints.
May 9, 2012 - USPTO Patents for Humanity Program Learn about Patents for Humanity, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office’s (USPTO) new pilot program that creates business incentives for those who bring life-saving technologies to people in need.
June 13 - Patents 101 Topics: Overview of the patent process with examination of each of the statutory requirements for patentability: useful, novel, non-obvious, enabling, and acceptable patentable subject matter
July 11 - Securing a Patent and AIA Implementation Topics: Inventorship, assignee rights, provisional vs non-provisional patents, grace period; Summary of AIA implementation
August 8 – Intellectual Property, non-patented Topics: Trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights
September 12 – Researcher’s Life After Invention Disclosure Topics:Working with university TTOs, agreements, within the context of AIAOctober 10– Working with a Patent Attorney/Agent and USPTO Topics: Working with the right TT Officer and law firm, addressing the documents needed for a proper application submission, drafting proper specification/drawings/claims, effective use of interview, understanding a final and non-final rejection.
November 14 - Patent Trial and Appeal Board Topics: Post-final rejection, post-grant review, appeal process, inter partes re-exam
December 12 – Protecting IP in Global Markets: Understanding a PCT, international issues on IP procurement, markets and competitors
January 30 - Picking the Right Global Markets Topics: To where and how do I export? What programs are out there to help?
March 27 - Who Really Owns the Intellectual Property? Ever read a patent and see the inventor's names followed by an assignee listing and wonder what all that means? The purpose of this webinar is to help inventors and entrepreneurs understand the rights around intellectual property ownership. From the traditional contract agreements where an inventor assigns their rights to the company they work for, to the ownership rights that come about at a university via invocation of Bayh-Dole when federal funding for the research and development of the technology is involved.
April 24 - Trademarks and Copyrights We go into a deeper dive look reviewing issues around Trade Secrets, Trademarks, and Copyrights. This is an opportunity to learn how these other forms of intellectual property fit in the technology development ecosystem and prove to be useful tools in maintaining a distinct and competitive advantage over competitors.
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