Patent Law Essentials: What Scientists, Engineers & Entrepreneurs Need to Know
Patent protection for inventions is a valuable component of business strategy for startups and established companies. This half-day workshop, developed and presented by current students and recent NYU School of Law alumni with technical backgrounds, is designed to get intellectual property concepts on the radar screens of putative inventors. It covers the basics of US patent law, including the patent application process, prosecution, litigation, and licensing. The presenters discuss the implications of recent developments in patent law for inventors, drawing examples covering the scope of inventions, ranging from computer software to the pharmaceutical industries.