R4R@Q: Identifying and Protecting Your Invention
Hosted by: Office of Partnerships and Innovation (OPI): Stephen Scribner, Director Intellectual Property, Patent Agent, Technology Transfer Unit
- Stephen Scribner, Director Intellectual Property, Patent Agent, Technology Transfer Unit
Your research has led to an important finding and you think you have an invention. What next? If commercializing your invention is an option you’re considering, patenting the invention will likely be a part of that process.
Participants at this session will:
- Learn how to navigate the world of patents by reviewing basic statutory requirements for patentability of an invention. Understanding such requirements will help determine whether your finding would qualify as a patentable invention.
- Review how a patent is obtained, from preparing and filing the application, to prosecution, and issuance of the patent. These concepts will be reinforced by analyzing a sample invention and determining its patentability relative to similar products.
View the entire R4R@Q 2019 series.