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Thursday, November 18, 2010 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

IQC/QuantumWorks Joint Seminar Eric Luvisotto and Scott Inwood, Waterloo Commercialization Office (”WatCo”)

  • What kind of idea can be patented?
  • What are the benefits to patenting an idea if I don’t have plans to commercialize (licensing or spin-off a company)?
  • Can someone else patent an idea I already talked about with my colleagues?
  • If I keep my work secret for IP purposes, might I not get scooped by someone else?
  • What should I do if I’m asked to sign a non-disclosure agreement? (might this prevent me from publishing or patenting ideas I already had?)
  • Will UW own a fraction of any IP I produce while working at IQC?
  • Will my supervisor automatically co-own any IP I produce? − What kind of help does the UW Commercialization Office offer?
  • Can I really afford to file and protect a patent?
  • Examples of some Quantum related recent patent application filings.
  • What are the common Intellectual Property pitfalls that many researchers face?
  • If I worry about IP, is that not going to be at the expense of collaborating with my colleagues, doing great research and disseminating it? IQC is supposed to be about collaboration and sharing of ideas.

Attend this seminar and all of the above questions will be discussed, plus more.

You will also get the opportunity to meet the UW Director of Commercialization, Scott Inwood and the UW Technology Transfer Officer (and Patent Agent), Eric Luvisotto. Together Scott & Eric have approximately a quarter century of experience in Commercialization and Intellectual Property.

Location 
RAC - Research Advancement Centre
2009
475 Wes Graham Way

Waterloo, ON N2L 6R2
Canada

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