Want to be known eternally for an outstanding technological design?
This workshop will explore intellectual property concepts and the importance of filing patents in the workplace.
We will discuss the life cycle of a patent: from idea to company approval to USPTO acceptance to licensing.
Receive tips from some of IBM's leading patent authors and intellectual property counsel.
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
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.
Holder of 20 patents
First Black IBM Fellow 1996
Black Engineer of the Year Award 1997
National Inventors Hall of Fame in 1997.
Currently, IBM VP & CTO of IBM Africa.
Patent #4528626 Today: IBM has 2 Black IBM Fellows and 9 Black IBM Distinguished Engineers
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 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
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.
Protect the particular
expression of an idea
protect the expression
but not the function -
of computer code). Protection is much narrower than for patents but term is much longer.
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.
“ (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.”
Established by identifying one or more claims that violates this law