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NIA and NHLBI Entrepreneur Workshop Series: Intellectual Property

April 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This workshop will focus on the patenting process, the cost of obtaining a patent, joint IP with a university, and freedom to operate related to startup companies. Though not offering legal advice, this session will attempt to clarify many aspects of patents and the patenting process in the United States and internationally.   Get expert guidance and advice by registering to attend one of these breakout rooms:

Elements of a Patent Application (Gautam Prakash, Ph.D.)

• Purpose of the specification
• Inventors and assignees
• Claims
• Drawings
• Sequence listing

Patent Application Process (John Darling, J.D.)

• Timeline and filing fees
• Issuance and maintenance fees
• Patentability (requirements, usefulness, novelty)
• Types of applications (non-provisionals, provisionals)
• International coverage

Working with university-owned IP (Don Rose, Ph.D.)

• Licensing IP from the university (when, how)
• IP generated through STTR or faculty consulting
• Corporate counsel versus university counsel



April 27
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Small Business Program
National Institute on Aging (NIA)


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