Translate research and knowledge from the laboratory and classroom into technologies that benefit the public
Provide superior services to the university, its faculty, and students that enable all aspects of the research mission and further technology development
Strengthen the regional economy of southeast Louisiana through creative use of the university's intellectual property
Recording of Spring 2016- Introduction to Patents PresentationAudio and digital recording of Introduction to Patents Workshop held at the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library. Presented by Gregory Stein & Jenna Matheny, Licensing Associates at Office of Technology Transfer & Intellectual Property Development in collaboration with Raquel Horlick
What is a Patent: the grant of a property right to the inventor, issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
Usually a 20 year exclusive right to the patent within the country the patent was issued
The exclusive rights to exclude others from making, selling, or importing the invention.
Patent is only valid in the Country it was issued
Three Types of Patents:
Utility patents: granted to anyone who invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, article of manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof. Also known as 'patents for invention". Lasts 20 years and represent 90% of applications.
Design patents: granted to anyone who invents a new, original, and ornamental design for an article of manufacture. Only protects the appearance of an article, but not its structural or functional features. Lasts for 14 years.
Plant patents: granted to anyone who invents or discovers and asexually reproduces any distinct and new variety of plant. Lasts 20 years.
What is Patentable - Criteria:
Novel - unique and new, never made public, before the date of the filed application
Useful - identifiable benefit
Non-obvious - to someone working within that field
Credits: United States Patent and Trademark Office (2014 Oct). General information concerning patents. Retrieved from http://www.uspto.gov/