CHBE Seminar Series: Charles Richard

Tuesday, March 29, 2011
11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Room 2110 Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Bldg.
Professor Ray Adomaitis
adomaiti@umd.edu

A Primer on the Patent System

Charles Richard
Attorney-at-Law
Washington, D.C.

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. A brief overview on jobs in the patent field will also be presented.

Audience: Graduate  Faculty  Post-Docs 

 

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