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Industry Exploration Program (IEP) Brian D. Gildea, Esq. Executive Director, IP & Licensing.

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1 Industry Exploration Program (IEP) Brian D. Gildea, Esq. Executive Director, IP & Licensing

2 Boston University Slideshow Title Goes Here Topics  What is Intellectual Property (IP)  How Do You Protect IP  No Protection  Resources

3 Boston University Slideshow Title Goes Here What is Intellectual Property (IP)  Patents  Trade Secrets/Know-How  Copyrights  Trademarks (Won’t Discuss)

4 Boston University Slideshow Title Goes Here What is Intellectual Property (IP)  Patents  Pertain to Inventions  Scope of Invention Defined by Claims  New  Useful  Non-Obvious  New & Non-Obvious Measured by Public Information

5 Boston University Slideshow Title Goes Here What is Intellectual Property (IP)  Examples of Patentable Subject Matter  New Methods for Making  New Methods for Treating/Diagnosing  New Compounds  New Apparatus  New Animals & Plants

6 Boston University Slideshow Title Goes Here What is Intellectual Property (IP)  Trade Secrets/Know-How  It’s a Secret!!!  Examples – Much the Same as a Patent  Term of Protection – Possibly Forever  Must Take Reasonable Steps To Protect Your Secret !!!!!!  Risks  Failure To Protect – Public Knowledge  Others Can Invent Same Thing

7 Boston University Slideshow Title Goes Here What is Intellectual Property (IP)  Examples of Public Disclosures  Scientific Publications  Conference Presentations  Thesis  Internet Posts  Non-Confidential Oral Disclosures – Your Discussions with Industry under the IEP

8 Boston University Slideshow Title Goes Here What is Intellectual Property (IP)  Copyrights  Protects a fixed work  Examples: Software code, manuals, artistic works, customer lists, supplier lists, SOPs.  Protect By Registration w/ Library of Congress  Less Of Concern For Industry Exploration Program

9 Boston University Slideshow Title Goes Here Why Protect IP  Asset Of University  Barrier To Competition – Price Erosion  Means To Protect Investment

10 Boston University Slideshow Title Goes Here How Do You Protect IP  Confidential Disclosure Agreements  Applies To Disclosure & To Use  Avoids Public Disclosure – Patents/Trade Secrets  Restricts Use – Copyrightable Works  Knowledge Is Power  Unless Prevented, Others Will Use Everything You Tell Them Or Give Them Against You

11 Boston University Slideshow Title Goes Here No Protection  No CDA with Industry under the IEP  No Restriction on Industry Participants  Don’t Discuss:  Inventive Activity  Unpublished Particulars of Your Research  Unpublished Laboratory Protocols  Any Aspect of Industry Supported Research  Don’t Provide Fixed Work Product

12 Boston University Slideshow Title Goes Here Resources  Your Supervisor  Office of Technology Development (OTD)   Office of General Counsel (OGC)   Office of Postdoctoral Affairs 

13 Boston University Slideshow Title Goes Here IP for Start-Ups  Questions?  I can be reached at: 


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