Most faculty and student researchers don’t have a clear understanding of intellectual property law, to say the least. And while many do possess a basic working knowledge, in today’s environment of patent trolls, changing patent law, and evolving court decisions, it’s important for researchers who are creating valuable IP to keep abreast of recent developments and elevate their IP law knowledge – so they can aid in securing patent protection and advancing commercialization plans.
That’s why our Distance Learning Division has scheduled an outstanding intermediate-level webinar workshop on IP and patent law – specifically designed for PIs, faculty and student inventors who want to go beyond the basic tenets of IP protection and deal effectively with with investors, outside counsel, and tech transfer professionals.
For one low price, you can invite your entire community of faculty and student inventors to attend – or share the session throughout the year on DVD or on-demand video. Plus we’ll provide you with the On-Demand Video of our IP Law 101 webinar (FREE) to share with researchers at their convenience. When you combine the 101 and 201 sessions, you have a ready-made, low-cost, convenient way to ensure inventors understand and fulfill their role in IP protection.
Join IP law experts Eugenia (Gina) Carter and Michael Cronin of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek for a 60-minute program covering the key legal issues your researchers must be aware of. Here’s a quick look at the agenda:
Understanding the Tech Transfer Process
- What does Bayh-Dole mean for your commercialization goals
- Best practices in documenting inventions
- What to patent and where
- Understanding a patent landscape and how it can help guide your research
What IP Issues Early Stage Investors Really Care About
- Patent positions of competitors
- Defensive and offensive position of patent portfolio
How to Efficiently and Effectively Work with Outside Intellectual Property Counsel
- What attorneys want from you
- Publications and presentations
- Co-inventorship issues
Patent Protection and Enforcement Post AIA
- What’s changed, and what you need to do about it
Other IP Protection to Build Company Value: Trademark, Copyrights and Trade Secrets
- Ensuring you build and retain full value and rights to your valuable IP
Your Expert Team of Presenters:
Gina Carter, JD, is a shareholder in the Madison office of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. She has been selected as an outstanding IP Litigator every year since 2005, and in 2012 was selected as one of the top 250 Women in Litigation by The Chambers USA. In 2011 and 2012 she was selected as one of the Best Lawyers in American in Intellectual Property Law and Litigation. Ms. Carter has litigated patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret cases in federal courts across the country. She advises a wide array of clients, including high technology manufacturers, computer software companies, and media and entertainment companies on all aspects of intellectual property law protection, rights enforcement, and licensing.
Michael J. Cronin, PhD, JD, is an associate in the Madison office of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. and a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. Mike practices in the area of intellectual property, especially patent issues relating to biotechnology, medical, pharmaceutical and chemical technology. With degrees in biology, biochemistry, and law, Mike brings considerable expertise and unique perspectives to the services he provides. Mike has twelve years experience working in medical and academic laboratories and biotechnology companies.