Introduction to Patents and Their Uses - Riccardo Vieri

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Introduction to Patents and Their Uses :

Introduction to Patents and Their Uses By - Riccardo Vieri

What is a Patent?:

What is a Patent? A legal protection which gives an inventor the right to exclude others from performing certain activity in the country of issuance Does not give the inventor the right to make, use or sell the patented invention

Why Patent an Invention?:

Why Patent an Invention? Source of recognition for the inventor(s) Incentive to develop a commercial product License to an existing company Start up a new company Protection against imitators

What Can Be Patented?:

What Can Be Patented? Must be: Novel: not previously known or used by others Useful: have a known use or produce a concrete and tangible result Non-obvious: Is it obvious to PHOSITA (Person Having Ordinary Skill In The Art)? Can not be found in a single or reasonable combination of patents that would yield a predictable result Can not be: Idea Law of Nature Scientific Principle

Publication Vs. Patent:

Publication Vs. Patent Scholarly Publication Authorship somewhat negotiable Must have done the work Effort paramount Future ideas can interfere with subsequent patentability Only directly comparable results can lead to loss in priority Patent Inventorship a matter of law “Constructive reduction to practice” encouraged Conception paramount Disclosure of ideas for as many future uses as possible strengthens the patent Results from analogous systems can result in prior art and obviousness rejections

What are the Parts of a Patent?:

What are the Parts of a Patent? Abstract Background of the Invention Summary of the Invention Figures with brief descriptions Detailed description or “specification” Fully discloses what the invention is How it is made? How it can be used? Claim(s): sets the legal boundaries of protection Independent Dependent

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DISCLOSURE INITIAL PUBLICATION RE-EVALUATION RE-EVALUATION RE-EVALUATION Overview of Pathway to Commercialization FILE PROVISIONAL APPLICATION (~$10k) EVALUATION 3 MONTHS FILE PCT (~$25K) PCT PUBLICATION 8 MONTHS 12 MONTHS 6 MONTHS 12 MONTHS ENTER NATIONAL PHASE & PROSECUTION (~$20k) RARELY GET THIS FAR W/O LICENSEE PATENTABILITY & MARKETING EVALUATION MARKETING/SEARCH FOR LICENSEE GENERATE NCD ADDITIONAL PUBLICATIONS W/ INTERESTING ANIMAL DATA, PROTOTYPING, FURTHER COMMERCIALIZATION

What are the chances of obtaining a patent?:

What are the chances of obtaining a patent? Source: AUTM 2006 survey

What are the chances of licensing a patent? :

What are the chances of licensing a patent? Source: AUTM 2006 survey

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Royalty Income to US Academic Institutions How much money can be generated by a patent license? Source: A. Stevens, les Nouvelles, 38 , 133-140, September 2003; AUTM Annual Survey

Boston College’s Commercialized Patents:

Boston College’s Commercialized Patents ChiroTech: exclusive patent license - catalysts for asymmetric olefin metathesis 1999; collaboration with MIT Solasta Inc: thin solar technology, company founded in 2006 GMZ Energy: nanotechnology based materials, collaboration with MIT, patent granted in 2007

Resources:

Resources For More Background Information: http://riccardo-vieri.com / https://it.linkedin.com/in/riccardovieri

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