BME 350 Lecture 5

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  1. What is a patent?
    • Grant by the government of property rights to an inventor.
    • gives the inventor the right to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling the invention in the United States, or importing it into the United States.
    • Essentially a monopoly for a limited period of time, in exchange for full disclosure of the invention.
  2. What are the types of patents? (3)
    • Utility: issued for an article of manufacture, something tangible and functional - most engineering patents are of this type.
    • Design: ornamental design of an article of manufacture.
    • Plant: new or discovered plant that can be asexually reproduced.
  3. Litmus tests for a patent: (3)
    • New
    • Useful
    • Non-Obvious
  4. How long is a utility patent good for?
    A period of 20 years.
  5. What is the first step of obtaining a utility patent? what is the significance?
    • The filing of a provisional application for patent.
    • This grants the inventor a period of 12 months to file the non-provisional application.
    • The date the provisional application is filed is the date on which patent protection begins.
    • Effectively extends the patent protection period from 20 years to 21 years.
  6. Describe the different scenarios of IP risk
  7. What are different values that IP (intellectual property) has to an organization?
  8. Defensive IP strategy:(1)
    • Picket Fence:
  9. Offensive IP stategies: (2)
    • Pre-emptive strike:
    • Bridging:
  10. Timing of US patent filings:
  11. Timing of international patent filings:
  12. Public disclosure and patenting:

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BME 350 Lecture 5
2015-02-22 21:48:16
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