Contact Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology
Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre, Room 3606
University of Waterloo
200 University Ave. W.
Waterloo, ON. N2L 3G1
+1 519 888 4567, ext.38654
This workshop covers the basics of Intellectual Property (IP) protection with a focus on patents. You’ll learn about the different types of IP protection available and some of the most common pitfalls to avoid. Learn about the resources available to you at the University of Waterloo, including the Waterloo Commercialization Office (WatCo). You will also hear how IP is used to commercialize a technology through licensing or start-up creation.
Included is a brief discussion on “Are You an Inventor?”, this highlights some key points for consideration
as this issue has come up when there may be a misunderstanding between Faculty and Grad Students.
Eric Luvisotto is a registered Canadian Patent Agent (2003) and earned his Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Engineering from the University of Waterloo. He has many years of experience in the field of Intellectual Property (IP), having dedicated his career to IP in 1999. His career spans a wide variety of experiences, including working for two Canadian IP law firms, founding and running his own company, and working “in-house” for a large automotive parts manufacturer. In 2008, Eric accepted the position of Technology Transfer Officer with the University of Waterloo’s Waterloo Commercialization Office (WatCo). In this role he analyzes new ideas for patentability and commercial potential; he also seeks out potential receptors of these new technologies and negotiates licensing agreements with them. He is also involved with the creation of start-up companies if the technology merits this pathway.
*This event is a workshop and not part of our seminar series. Students in programs requiring proof of seminar attendance will not be able to receive a signature on their seminar attendance form.