Patent Law in Academia Info Course Spring 2014
Patent Law in Academia Info Course
While most scientists receive excellent training on how to conduct basic research, the job of a scientist, particularly at the level of university faculty, often requires many skills beyond the bench. One task a scientist may face during their career is how to manage a potentially patentable idea or discovery. This Info Course will provide a look into the process of obtaining a patent from the perspective of a principal investigator at a university. We will address many questions including what is a patent? and what ideas are worth patenting? We will also describe the patent process from the perspective of both the faculty member and the university.
Nanocourse Director: Dr. Fred Winston
Curriculum Fellow: Emily Gleason
- Anne I. Craig, Director of Intellectual Property, Office of Technology Development, Harvard University
- Dr. George Church, Robert Winthrop Professor of Genetics, Harvard
- Dr. Grant Zimmermann, Director of Business Development, Office of Technology Development, Harvard University.
Session Dates and Times
Session 1: Tuesday, March 11th from 9:30 am – 1 pm
Location: Goldenson Building, Rm. 122
Note: This session is open to the Harvard community, there is no need to register to attend session 1 of this course.
Session 2: Monday March 24th from 9:30 am – 12 pm
Location: New Research Building, Rm. 354
Note: This session of the course is for registered students and Postdocs only. Students and postdocs attending this session will need to complete the assignment in order to attend.
Harvard Office of Technology Development Website: http://www.techtransfer.harvard.edu/
Eligibility Guidance Quick Reference Sheet: http://www.uspto.gov/patents/law/exam/myriad-mayo_qrs.pdf
Questions? Please contact Emily Gleason (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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DROP DEADLINE: Tuesday, March 4, 2014