PATENT FUNDAMENTALS FOR ENGINEERS Joseph P. Hamilton
Agenda <ul><li>Intellectual Property </li></ul><ul><li>Patent History </li></ul><ul><li>Patent Rights </li></ul><ul><li>Re...
<ul><li>Patents </li></ul><ul><ul><li>new, useful and non-obvious process, machine, product, or composition of matter </li...
Why pursue patents? <ul><li>Protect core technology  </li></ul><ul><li>Potential to dominate field </li></ul><ul><li>Licen...
The First Patent <ul><li>July 31, 1790: granted to Samuel Hopkins, &quot;the making of Pot ash and Pearl ash by a new Appa...
Public Bargain <ul><li>“ The Patent System added the fuel of interest to the fire of genius.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Abra...
Requirements for Patentability <ul><li>useful (utility) </li></ul><ul><li>new (novelty) </li></ul><ul><li>non-obvious </li...
Interesting Issued Patents
 
Title Patent No./Issue date Inventor(s) Serial No. Filing Date References cited Abstract Representative Figure
PATENT FUNDAMENTALS FOR ENGINEERS Joseph P. Hamilton [email_address] 310-788-9900 Questions? See the full  webinar .
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Chemical Engineers can learn how to document your inventions and then communicate with your technology transfer office or patent counsel to ensure your inventions obtain effective patent protection.

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  1. 1. PATENT FUNDAMENTALS FOR ENGINEERS Joseph P. Hamilton
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Intellectual Property </li></ul><ul><li>Patent History </li></ul><ul><li>Patent Rights </li></ul><ul><li>Requirements for Patenting </li></ul><ul><li>Parts of Patent </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Patents </li></ul><ul><ul><li>new, useful and non-obvious process, machine, product, or composition of matter </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Trademarks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>name, word, or symbol to identify source of goods or services (consumers' perspective) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Copyrights </li></ul><ul><ul><li>expression of an idea fixed in a tangible form </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Trade Secrets </li></ul><ul><ul><li>information, not publicly known and offers a competitive advantage </li></ul></ul>Intellectual Property Rights
  4. 4. Why pursue patents? <ul><li>Protect core technology </li></ul><ul><li>Potential to dominate field </li></ul><ul><li>Licensing revenue </li></ul><ul><li>Create prior art </li></ul><ul><li>Bargaining chips </li></ul>
  5. 5. The First Patent <ul><li>July 31, 1790: granted to Samuel Hopkins, &quot;the making of Pot ash and Pearl ash by a new Apparatus and Process.&quot; </li></ul>
  6. 6. Public Bargain <ul><li>“ The Patent System added the fuel of interest to the fire of genius.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Abraham Lincoln </li></ul></ul><ul><li>&quot;[T]he right to exclude&quot; for a limited term </li></ul><ul><li>in exchange for, </li></ul><ul><li>public disclosure of how to make and use the invention. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Requirements for Patentability <ul><li>useful (utility) </li></ul><ul><li>new (novelty) </li></ul><ul><li>non-obvious </li></ul><ul><li>patentable subject matter - process, machine, product, or composition of matter </li></ul><ul><li>sufficient disclosure – described, enabled, best mode </li></ul>
  8. 8. Interesting Issued Patents
  9. 10. Title Patent No./Issue date Inventor(s) Serial No. Filing Date References cited Abstract Representative Figure
  10. 11. PATENT FUNDAMENTALS FOR ENGINEERS Joseph P. Hamilton [email_address] 310-788-9900 Questions? See the full webinar .
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