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IAP 2006 Activity

Patenting Your Invention
Alex Slocum, Steve Finch, Ed Walsh
Tue, Thu, Jan 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 07-09:00pm, 3-442

Enrollment limited: first come, first served
Limited to 30 participants.
Participants requested to attend all sessions (non-series)
Prereq: bring idea you want to patent

This seminar will survey aspects of patent law useful for technologists and entrepreneurs. The focus will be on equipping students with basic information to navigate the patent system on their own, avoiding common pitfalls and, when necessary, how to work effectively with a patent attorney. The seminar will be “hands-on,” with each student performing a patent search and preparing an invention disclosure or provisional patent application for an invention of his or her choosing.

Session 1 - Introduction to patents
Session 2 - Obtaining a patent
Session 3 - How to draft a patent
Session 4 - Working in a patent rich environment
Session 5 - Peer review of patent applications of others
Session 6 - Presentations by students of their patents
Web: http://web.mit.edu/esg/www/html/academics/IAP_current.html
Contact: Alex Slocum, 3-445, x3-0012, slocum@mit.edu
Sponsor: Experimental Study Group
Latest update: 15-Nov-2005

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