Intellectual Property/ Patents Unleashing the Einstein in You!! Presented by:  IBM Corporation
Intellectual Property & Patents <ul><li>Want to be known eternally for an outstanding technological design?  </li></ul><ul...
History of Innovation 60 Years of World Class Research
History of Patent Leadership 19 Consecutive Years of most US Patents
History of Technical Diversity Profile of A Black IBM Inventor <ul><li>In 1985,  Dr. Mark Dean,  and his co-inventor creat...
History of Technical Diversity Today ’ s  IBM Panelists
Agenda   Topic Speaker 1 Opening & Introductions Drew Valentine,  VP, Human Resources 2 IP / Patent Concepts, Key Terms Eu...
Intellectual Property Primer Patents: Protect inventions that are new, useful, non-obvious. Owner has right to exclude oth...
Patent Anatomy <ul><li>Front Page </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dates:  Filing, Publication, Issue, Assignee, Author </li></ul></u...
Patent Draft Review Checklist <ul><li>Are the specification and claims easy to read?  Easy to understand? </li></ul><ul><u...
Infringement <ul><li>35 U.S.C. § 271 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ (a) Except as otherwise provided in this title, whoever witho...
IP Licensing – Roles & Responsibilities <ul><li>The goal for most Companies is to  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enter into licens...
The Rewards of Creating IP / Patents <ul><li>You are named as an author of an invention </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity to g...
Useful Links <ul><li>www.ibm.com/ibm/licensing/   </li></ul><ul><li>www.uspto.gov </li></ul><ul><li>www.google.com/patents...
 
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  1. 1. Intellectual Property/ Patents Unleashing the Einstein in You!! Presented by: IBM Corporation
  2. 2. Intellectual Property & Patents <ul><li>Want to be known eternally for an outstanding technological design? </li></ul><ul><li>This workshop will explore intellectual property concepts and the importance of filing patents in the workplace. </li></ul><ul><li>We will discuss the life cycle of a patent: from idea to company approval to USPTO acceptance to licensing. </li></ul><ul><li>Receive tips from some of IBM's leading patent authors and intellectual property counsel. </li></ul>
  3. 3. History of Innovation 60 Years of World Class Research
  4. 4. History of Patent Leadership 19 Consecutive Years of most US Patents
  5. 5. History of Technical Diversity Profile of A Black IBM Inventor <ul><li>In 1985, Dr. Mark Dean, and his co-inventor created a microcomputer system with means for attaching peripherals like disk drives, video gear, microphones, speakers, and scanners. Dr. Dean holds three of IBM ’s original nine PC patents. </li></ul><ul><li>Holder of 20 patents </li></ul><ul><li>First Black IBM Fellow 1996 </li></ul><ul><li>Black Engineer of the Year Award 1997 </li></ul><ul><li>National Inventors Hall of Fame in 1997. </li></ul><ul><li>Currently, IBM VP & CTO of IBM Africa. </li></ul>Patent #4528626 Today: IBM has 2 Black IBM Fellows and 9 Black IBM Distinguished Engineers
  6. 6. History of Technical Diversity Today ’ s IBM Panelists
  7. 7. Agenda   Topic Speaker 1 Opening & Introductions Drew Valentine, VP, Human Resources 2 IP / Patent Concepts, Key Terms Eustus Dwayne Nelson, Esq. Patent Attorney 3 From Idea to Application Pascal Nsame, Inventor 4 USPTO Filing process Dr. Ruthie Lyle, Inventor, USPTO Patent Agent 5 Infringement Analysis to Licensing Stacy Brown, Patent Engineer 7 Q&A
  8. 8. Intellectual Property Primer Patents: Protect inventions that are new, useful, non-obvious. Owner has right to exclude others from making, using or selling patented invention for limited time, in exchange for disclosing invention to public. <ul><li>Copyrights: </li></ul><ul><li>Protect the particular </li></ul><ul><li>expression of an idea </li></ul><ul><li>against copying </li></ul><ul><li>(e.g., copyrights </li></ul><ul><li>protect the expression </li></ul><ul><li>but not the function - </li></ul><ul><li>of computer code). Protection is much narrower than for patents but term is much longer. </li></ul>Trademarks: Identify the source of specific goods or services. Potentially very valuable: Provide customer recognition. Protection lasts as long as owner uses mark. Trade secrets: Protect business or technical information for Economic advantage. Protection lasts as long as secrecy is maintained.
  9. 9. Patent Anatomy <ul><li>Front Page </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dates: Filing, Publication, Issue, Assignee, Author </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Citations & Related Patent Data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Abstract </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Figures </li></ul><ul><li>Specification </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Defines terms used in the claims </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explains the figures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Describes the preferred and alternate embodiments (implementations) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Claims </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Define the invention </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rely on the specification to set the stage </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Patent Draft Review Checklist <ul><li>Are the specification and claims easy to read? Easy to understand? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Does the draft even remotely resemble your idea? If not, then it may take some work to recover. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Are all of the possible ways to implement the idea present in the specification? Best preferred embodiments? </li></ul><ul><li>Sexy title? </li></ul><ul><li>Draft provided in Word or equivalent? (graphics in PDF) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use Track Changes & Comment features when reviewing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Revisions provided with change bars so you can focus on just the changes? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Or use BeyondCompare or some other document comparison tool </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Did the attorney receive all of the post-disclosure comments (if applicable)? Prior art documents? </li></ul><ul><li>Have you avoided hard-to-discover claim elements? </li></ul>
  11. 11. Infringement <ul><li>35 U.S.C. § 271 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ (a) Except as otherwise provided in this title, whoever without authority makes , uses , offers to sell , or sells any patented invention, within the United States or imports into the United States any patented invention during the term of the patent therefor, infringes the patent.” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Established by identifying one or more claims that violates this law </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All elements of your patent claim must be proven </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. IP Licensing – Roles & Responsibilities <ul><li>The goal for most Companies is to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enter into licensing agreements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use IP to help clients with enterprise development and business strategy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Roles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Engineering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Legal </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. The Rewards of Creating IP / Patents <ul><li>You are named as an author of an invention </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity to grow advancement in technology </li></ul><ul><li>Some companies give bonuses for the creation of IP </li></ul><ul><li>Some companies give commission for each license agreement created using IP you authored </li></ul>
  14. 14. Useful Links <ul><li>www.ibm.com/ibm/licensing/ </li></ul><ul><li>www.uspto.gov </li></ul><ul><li>www.google.com/patents </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.delphion.com/ </li></ul>

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