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Intellectual Property Law 101 for Principal Investigators and Faculty Inventors

Format: On-Demand Video/Transcript, or DVD
Originally presented: November 30, 2010

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Don’t let IP protection slip away due to simple misunderstandings and easy-to-prevent mistakes or oversights

It’s no secret that faculty researchers don’t typically have a clear understanding of intellectual property law – but the consequences of simple errors that arise from lack of basic know-how can be devastating to future patent protection and commercialization plans. That’s why our Distance Learning Division has scheduled an outstanding primer on IP and patent law – specifically designed for PIs and faculty investors.

For one low price, you can invite your entire staff and faculty to attend – plus keep the video recording to share with researchers at their convenience. It’s an efficient, low-cost, convenient way to ensure faculty understand their role in IP creation and protection. Join IP law expert Eugenia (Gina) Carter of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek for a 90-minute program covering all the key legal issues your researchers must be aware of:

  • Insightful overview of US intellectual property protection in:
    • Patents
    • Copyrights
    • Trademarks
  • Bayh-Dole Act
    • What is it?
    • What does it mean to university inventors?
    • Future of Bayh-Dole
  • Common mistakes that jeopardize IP protection
  • Solid understanding of the U.S. patent system’s relevant definitions including:
    • Inventorship
    • Ownership
    • Patentable Subject Matter (useful, non-obvious, novel)
    • Provisional Patent Application
    • Duty of Disclosure
    • Claims
    • Priority Date
    • Barring Activities
  • Solid understanding of the U.S. patent system’s processes including:
    • Application
    • Prosecution
    • Interferences
    • Re-examination
  • Compare and Contrast U.S. and Foreign Systems
  • And much more…

Your Expert Presenter

Eugenia (Gina) Carter is an attorney in the Madison office of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. She is the Co-Chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property and Information Technology Practice Group and heads the Intellectual Property Litigation team. Ms. Carter has lectured and published extensively on intellectual property, e-commerce, and international law issues and has taught copyright law at the UW Law School. She 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 manufacturers, media companies and trade associations, on all aspects of intellectual property law protection and rights enforcement. Ms. Carter serves on the Board of Advisors of the University of Wisconsin E-Business Consortium, has been a Chambers Guide ranked intellectual property litigation lawyer since 2005, and was named a Wisconsin Super Lawyer in 2006 and 2007.

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