SMRT Series Webinar- Understanding Patents in the Academic Environment

A global shift has occurred in the academic research environment in which academic institutes have converged with industry to capitalize from innovative research. Intellectual property, in particular patents, is an important component in the translation of a research discovery to commercial application. Patents provide economic rights that can be used as a business tool in the commercialization process, thus, an understanding of the fundamentals of patent protection is essential to their strategic creation and use. 

This presentation will review the fundamentals of patent protection and the patent process in the context of commercializing innovation in the academic environment. In particular, considerations for the strategic creation of patent protection, the management of costs, and the common patent issues that arise in the academic environment will be discussed.

Presented by Lisa Sim, Partner at Miller Thomson LLP.

This is the third webinar in the SMRTS Seminar Program.

Date: Feb. 10, 2017

Time: 11:00AM Mountain Time (US and Canada) 

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February 10th, 2017 11:00 AM