BME 350 Lecture 5

  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
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  7. What are different values that IP (intellectual property) has to an organization?
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  8. Defensive IP strategy:(1)
    • Picket Fence:
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  9. Offensive IP stategies: (2)
    • Pre-emptive strike:
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  10. Timing of US patent filings:
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  11. Timing of international patent filings:
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  12. Public disclosure and patenting:
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