Venture Capital and Patent Law: Practical Strategies for Patening an Innovation Webinar

Recorded: April 16, 2014

Andrew DiMeo, Sr., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of the Practice & Director of Industrial Relations
UNC/NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering

Clark Wilson, J.D.
Partner, Gardner Groff Greenwald & Villanueva PC

Rick Shoop, J.D., Ph.D.
Partner, ShayGlenn LLP

Are you interested in protecting an innovation? This webinar will get you started by describing the practical basics of securing patents as well as strategic considerations  about when, how and where to secure patent protection. The webinar is aimed at helping biomedical engineering (BME) students, biodesign fellows, biomedical engineering professionals or anyone in BME interested in protecting and commercializing a biotechnology or medical device product by: 

Discussing the rights a patent provides, different types and parts of a patent, how long patents last and how far patent rights extend;
Reviewing how to conduct a patent search and the reasons to get or not to get a patent or license, as well as describing the steps and costs of getting a patent, including working with University Technology Transfer Offices;
Identifying how to maintain confidentiality when discussing your innovation, and when to disclose your invention; and
Understanding the role patents can play in starting a business and securing investment.

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