Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Are you an entrepreneur or an aspiring entrepreneur? A member of a startup or an established business? Are you curious why the “sharks” on that popular network television show always ask about patents? Or are you simply an alumnus interested in learning more about the basics of patents and patent law? If you fall into any of the foregoing categories, then this webinar is for you!

Join Tom Bassolino '04 for a webinar providing some basic foundational insight on patents and why professionals in startups and Fortune500 companies alike should be aware of patents. This webinar will cover some patent essentials, including:

  • What is a patent?
  • The distinction between patents and other intellectual property (i.e., trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets).
  • Different types of patents and patent applications (i.e., plant patents, design patents, utility patents, provisional patent applications, and PCT applications).
  • You have a great idea, now what?
  • The patent procurement process.
  • The value of patents to a business.
  • Patent enforcement, generally. 


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Colleen Bass