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Intellectual Property Webinars

NIST MEP collaborated with many other federal agencies and private organizations to organize a series of Intellectual Property Webinars.  The webinars help companies and inventors understand IP Law Issues. Each webinar is hosted by "Thought Leaders" in the field who address various IP issues from an applied, pragmatic, and deeply experienced viewpoint. Through these webinars, you will understand best practices for strategic IP frameworks coupled with business and technology development, and gain a comprehensive viewpoint on why IP is so important for the Entrepreneur's Toolkit.

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

Securing a Patent and AIA Implementation Topics: Inventorship, assignee rights, provisional vs non-provisional patents, grace period; Summary of AIA implementation. View the presentation slides set #1 and set #2

Intellectual Property, non-patented Topics: Trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights. View the presentation slides set #1 , set #2 and set #3

Researcher's Life After Invention Disclosure Topics: Working with university TTOs, agreements, within the context of AIA

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. View the presentation slides set #1 , set #2 and set #3

Patent Trial and Appeal Board Topics: Post-final rejection, post-grant review, appeal process, inter partes re-exam. View the presentation slides set #1 and set #2

Protecting IP in Global Markets: Understanding a PCT, international issues on IP procurement, markets and competitors

Picking the Right Global Markets Topics:To where and how do I export? What programs are out there to help?

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.

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.

When Should I Pursue a Patent? Patents vs. Trade Secrets: 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. View the presentation slides set #1 and set #2

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. View the presentation slides set #1 and set #2

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.

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.

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.

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


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Created July 19, 2016, Updated November 15, 2019