Patent Law in Academia Info Course


Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 9:30am to 1:00pm


Harvard Medical School, Goldenson 122, 220 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA

Anne I. Craig, Director of Intellectual Property, Office of Technology Development, Harvard University
Dr. George Church, Robert Winthrop Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Grant Zimmerman, Director of Business Development, Office of Technology Development, Harvard University

Course description:
Scientists receive excellent training on how to conduct basic research, however, the job of a scientist, particularly at the level of university faculty, often requires many skills beyond the bench. One task a scientist may face during their career is how to manage a potentially patentable idea or discovery. This Info Course will provide a look into the process of obtaining a patent and describe the patent process from both the perspective of the faculty member and the university. We will address many questions including what is a patent, what ideas are worth patenting, and what is the role of the PI and the university in obtaining and managing a patent?

Nanocourse Director: Dr. Fred Winston
Curriculum Fellow: Emily Gleason


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