Patenting 101

Date: January 11, 2018 (Thursday)
Time: Noon – 1:30 p.m. EST
Location: Online 

Steven Schwarz-  Venable LLP
Brian Giles, PhD - Thomas Horstemeyer LLP

Who should attend: 

Technology transfer managers and officers with less than three years' experience.

Course description: This webinar will address the fundamentals of how to use the patent system to commercialize innovation. We will start with the history and policy behind the patent system. We will then discuss the process and requirements for obtaining a patent, which are important to know when evaluating viability of invention disclosures. Further, we will address strategies for managing a portfolio of pending and granted patents, and for monetizing the portfolio. Finally, we will end with a question and answer section.

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Attendees Will Learn...

  • How to evaluate an invention disclosure for patentability
  • The process for obtaining a U.S. patent and initiating foreign patent applications
  • Strategies for managing a portfolio of pending and granted patents
  • Ways in which universities can monetize their patent portfolios

Registration Fees

AUTM Member $150.00
Non-Member $190.00

Can't make the live webinar but don't want to miss the content? 
Pre-order the webinar recording here. Recording will be available within 30 days of the live event.

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