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University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering


Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurism Series for Engineering Faculty and Students

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Friday, March 22, 2013 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm


University of Houston, E321 (Eng Bldg 2)

Learn all about patents

Part Two of the IP and Entrepreneurism series for Engineering faculty, students, and staff will provide an in-depth overview of patents. The session will be held on March 22.

Engineering faculty, students, and staff are invited and encouraged to attend an important training session on patents: how to read them, how to obtain and enforce them, inventor ship and ownership, the impact Bayh Dole Act, the America Invents Act, and more.

The purpose of the new series is to raise awareness and understanding about commercializing research, protecting inventions (aka The Big Idea), liability issues, financing, patents, license agreements, trade secrets, branding, marketing and more. The training will be provided by Aaron Levine and Matt Todd, partners and co-chairs of the New Ventures & Corporate Transactions Group in locally-based law firm Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg, LLP. Novak et al is a national IP practice with offices in Houston, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, Boston, West Palm Beach and Wilmington. Their clients span a diverse group of industries and technologies from electronic commerce, telecommunications to biotech and pharmaceuticals.

Please note that attendees may attend any or all of the sessions. (Attendance of Part One is not a requisite to attend Part Two.)

What: Part Two: All About Patents; IP and Entrepreneurism training for Engineering faculty, post docs, students, and staff

When: March 22

Time: 12:00–1:30 p.m. (Liquid refreshments will be provided and attendees may bring a brown bag lunch.)

Where: E321 (Eng Bldg 2)

RSVP’s required: svasquez [at] uh [dot] edu

Questions/information: contact Lisa Robertson lcrobertson [at] uh [dot] edu