This book provides a practical understanding of intellectual property basics relevant in an academic environment. It describes the process of performing a comprehensive prior art search, determining business value, filing for a patent, licensing to companies, and using follow-up patents to create a valuable portfolio. The text also covers starting a new business, with cases of student inventions that led to successful start-ups, and reflects recent changes in application procedures, including filing for accelerated examination patents. A special chapter addresses issues in copyright law relevant to academics, such as determining what is copyrightable in reporting an industry-sponsored project.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Nadya Reingand, PhD, teaches short courses on intellectual property (IP), patent search and analysis, reverse engineering, and other topics for various audiences. Her scientific background and experience help her to understand researchers’ needs in intellectual property aspects that arise from the result of scientific work. She holds a PhD in optoelectronics and has authored numerous scientific papers and patents of her own, mostly in the fields of holography, interferometry, speckles, and optical communications. Her legal experience originated from patent analysis and technology overview reports, which she performed at Landon IP, Inc., together with the creation of technology development forecast and IP strategy. Currently, Dr. Reingand is an Intellectual Property Director at CeLight, Inc., responsible for developing and maintaining IP assets of the company. She is licensed to practice Patent Law before the U.S. Patent Office.
Table of Contents
Introduction to Intellectual Property in Academia
The Basics of Patenting, Nadya Reingand
Is Your Invention Novel?: The Issue of Prior Art, Farhad Shir
Practical Framework for Intellectual Property (IP) Valuation, Mikhail Maiorov and Stefan Spinler
Drafting and Prosecuting a Patent Application, Oliver Edwards
Electronic Systems for U.S. and European Patents, Sarfaraz K. Niazi
Commercializing Inventions Through an Office of Technology Transfer, Alexey Titov
University Patent Case Studies: Some Patents Hang on the Wall, Others Go to Work, Ethel Machi and Peter Machi
What’s Mine is Yours: Navigating Ownership Rights and Bayh-Dole, Peter Machi
Copyright, Melissa Levine and Billie Munro Audia
What People are Saying About This
… indispensible … This book will become a standard reference for issues in IP and will help to stimulate further interactions between academia and entrepreneurs.
—Optics & Photonics News