INVENTING, PATENTING &
LICENSING SHORT COURSE
IF YOU ARE A
RESEARCHER OR ENGINEER IN A SMALL BUSINESS OR INSTITUTE...
company/institute invented a new product?
company/institute currently own any patents?
Have you ever
dealt with a patent attorney or been involved in patent
Then, how well
can you answer the following questions?
- What are the
differences between patents, trademarks, and copyrights?
- How long does it
take to get a patent, how much does it cost, and when
should one be obtained?
- Who is /is not
entitlled to be a named inventor on a patent?
- Who owns the patent
- What is meant by a
- What is a
provisional patent application?
- How can I do my own
- What are the
potential conflicts between publishing and patenting?
- Can I legally use
another's in-force patent in my research work?
- Why do I need to
understand the patenting and licensing processes if there
is a patent attorney working on my behalf?
- How is the
marketability of an invention evaluated?
- How do I know if a
patent application is as good as it should be?
- What happens if
someone else files a patent application for a similar
invention at about the same time as my application?
- How is it possible
to obtain a valid patent and still not be legally
entitled to make, use or sell the invention that is
covered by the patent?
- What happens if I
unwittingly infringe someone else's patent?
- How long does
patent infringement litigation take and how much can it
- Are there any less
expensive alternatives to patent litigation?
- What are disclosure
and nondisclosure agreements?
- Why do many patent
applications require follow-up applications with
- For what reasons
can a patent be declared invalid in the courts, and how
can I minimize the likelihood of this happening?
- What are the pros
and cons of filing a patent application very shortly
after coming up with an invention versus waiting a little
longer to continue research before filing?
Attendees at the course get
answers to these and many other questions.