ChBE Seminar Series: Charles R. Richard
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Room 2110 Chemical and Nuclear Eng. Bldg.
Professor F. Joseph Schork
A Primer on the Patent System
Presented by Charles R. Richard
This seminar provides an overview of the patent system, with an emphasis on the US system, for people with science and/or engineering backgrounds. Topics covered include common misconceptions; basic terminology; sources of law and some history; types of patents, patentable subject matter and types of inventions; the three basic requirements for patentability; basics on patent applications; patent infringement; patent licensing; international issues; and useful websites and publications. The presentation focuses on those aspects of these topics that technical and business people in science and/or engineering related research or industry would likely encounter in their work.