Presenter: Dave Bassett
OK. You’ve come up with a great idea that’s going to set the world on fire. How do you protect your idea so you can monetize that idea? Getting a patent could be a great tool. But there are some ‘do’s and don’ts’ that you should know before you try to get a patent. At this talk, you will get the following:
An overview of the patent system and a (brief) overview of some other intellectual property protection tools (copyright, trademark, & trade secret) are available;
Some ‘do’s’ that are usually necessary to get a patent; AND
Some ‘don’ts’ that an inventor needs to avoid to keep from making their own invention un-patentable.
The participants will learn these Key Learnings:
- Key Learning #1: Things to do to help keep your invention patentable
- Key Learning #2: Things to not do that might make your invention un-patentable
- Key Learning #3: Learn an overview of what tools are available to protect your IP and specifically learn about the patenting process Learn about the patenting system. Whether patenting is new to you or you already have a large portfolio to your name, you will learn more about inventions and protecting them.
Dave has been a Patent Agent registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office since 2004 and has experience in optics, acoustics, mechanical, business method, computer, chemical, and biomechanical utility patenting and design patenting. Dave has experience with a wide range of services practicing before the US Patent and Trademark Office including filing provisional patent applications, non-provisional patent applications, patent cooperation treaty applications, assignment agreements, patent issuance fees, and successful patent prosecutions.
Refreshments will be available.
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