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Intellectual Property Webinar Series

NIST MEP collaborated with many other federal agencies and private organizations to organize a series of Intellectual Property Webinars hosted by The National Council for Entrepreneurial Technology Transfer (NCET2).  The webinar help companies and inventor understand Intellectual Property Law Issues.  Each webinar is hosted by "Thought Leaders" in the field that deliver and address various IP issues from an applied, pragmatic, and deeply experienced viewpoint. Through participation in this webinar program, you will be afforded both the opportunity to understand and retain best practices when deriving appropriate IP-Strategic Frameworks coupled with Business and Technology Development, as well as gain access to a much more comprehensive and holistic viewpoint on why Intellectual Property Law is such an important economic tool in the “Entrepreneur’s Toolkit.”

All Webinar Recordings and slides are archived on this website

Previous Webinars

Patents 101 Topics - June 13, 2012: 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

Webinar Recording

Securing a Patent and AIA Implementation Topics -
June 11, 2012
Inventorship, assignee rights, provisional vs non-provisional patents, grace period; Summary of AIA implementation

PTO on AIA Gongola&Bernstein   AIA Orange  

Intellectual Property, non-patented Topics - August 8, 2012 Trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights

Paul Rapp Slide set 1  Scott Baldwin Slide Set 2  Marina Lamm Slide Set #3  

Researcher’s Life After Invention Disclosure Topics - September 12, 2012 Working with university TTOs, agreements, within the context of AIA

Working with a Patent Attorney/Agent and USPTO Topics - October 10, 2012 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.

Slide set 1  Slide Set 2  Slide Set #3  Webinar Recording

Patent Trial and Appeal Board Topics - November 14, 2012 Post-final rejection, post-grant review, appeal process, inter partes re-exam

Slide set 1  Slide Set 2 

Protecting IP in Global Markets - December 12, 2012 Understanding a PCT, international issues on IP procurement, markets and competitors

Webinar Recording

Picking the Right Global Markets Topics - January 30, 2013 To where and how do I export? What programs are out there to help?

Webinar Recording

Who Really Owns the Intellectual Property? - March 27, 2013  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.

Webinar Recording

Trademarks and Copyrights - April 24, 2013 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.

Webinar Recording

When Should I Pursue a Patent? Patents vs. Trade Secrets - May 29, 2013
We go into a deeper dive look reviewing issues around whether you wish to keep your invention a Trade Secret or go pursue a Patent. This is an opportunity to learn how to think around the cost-effectiveness of these distinct business strategies in the technology development ecosystem and how to be effective in a lean and scrappy manner.

Slide set 1 Slide Set 2  

The 411 on Do It Yourself Patenting - July 31, 2013
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.

Slide set 1  Slide Set 2  

Understanding the Patent Cooperation Treaty and Patent Prosecution Highway - August 28, 2013
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.


How Much is your Intellectual Property Really Worth? - October 23, 2013
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.

Webinar Recording

Patent Prosecution in a Post-AIA World - November 20, 2013
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. 

Webinar Recording

The Mechanics of University and Federal Lab Licensing Agreements - December 20, 2013 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


For more information, please contact:

Clara Asmail
(301) 975-2339